The Seattle Kraken have signed forward Devin Shore to a one-year, two-way deal for $775K. Shore, the former Edmonton Oiler, had played with the Oilers for the last three seasons in the NHL. In 2020-21, he recorded five goals and four assists for nine points in 38 games. The next season, Shore put up five goals and six assists for 11 points in 49 games. In 2022-23, in 47 games, he recorded one goal and eight assists for nine points. In the upcoming training camp, the center will attempt to secure a spot in the fourth line.
In previous years, before playing with Edmonton, Devin Shore had some better seasons statistics-wise. In 2016-17 and 2017-18 with the Dallas Stars, Shore secured back-to-back 30+ point seasons. The following year, for the 2018-2019 NHL season, he put up five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 42 games with Dallas and five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 34 games with Anaheim. The center has 50 goals and 85 assists for 135 career points in 422 career NHL games. Devin Shore was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.
Although he hasn’t performed the greatest these past few seasons, it’s always a fresh start to play for a new team. I think the Seattle Kraken will be a good fit for Shore. However, he’ll likely play the entire upcoming season, if not the majority of the year, with the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the Kraken’s AHL affiliate. Only time will tell what happens to the center and how he performs with his new team.