It was reported yesterday that prospect Devin Shore had signed an entry level contract with the Dallas Stars less than 24 hours after his season with the University of Maine had finished. The Dallas Stars officially announced the news earlier today.
Shore, who had played three seasons with the University of Maine Black Bears, will join the Texas Stars on an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the season. I believe that his entry level contract will start next season.
Devin Shore sent out this tweet following the official announcement this morning that he had signed an ELC.
So excited and humbled to sign with the Dallas Stars organization. Without the help of many, it is not possible pic.twitter.com/K8XKBcS6wX— Devin Shore (@devinshore) March 10, 2015
Here is the press release from the Dallas Stars:
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Devin Shore to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shore, 20, recently completed his junior season at the University of Maine recording 35 points (14-21=35) in 39 games played. In 112 career collegiate games, he registered 104 points (34-70=104). Following his sophomore season in 2013-14, he was named a Second Team All-American and to the Hockey East First Team.
"Devin has tremendous hockey sense and he is ready to continue his development at the professional level," said Nill. "Red Gendron and his staff at the University of Maine did an excellent job of preparing Devin and giving him the tools to make this transition."
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Ajax, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.