The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have acquired forward Devin Shore from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Andrew Cogliano.
BREAKING: We've acquired center Devin Shore (@devinshore) from the Dallas Stars in exchange for left wing Andrew Cogliano.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 14, 2019
Shore co-led the Stars in game-winning goals (3) and ranked tied for seventh on the team in points.
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Shore, a 24-year-old center, has 17 points on the season (5G, 12A) and had been the pivot on Dallas’s third line. He has 82 points in 209 games for his career and is considered to be defensively responsible, works hard, and is used heavily on the penalty kill, much like Cogliano.
Cogliano had been a fan-favorite in Anaheim since his trade from Edmonton in 2011. He thrived in a defensive role and was known for his high energy, hard-checking style, great penalty killing skills, and great leadership skills, largely as part of a shutdown line with lots of penalty kill time.
The 31-year-old finishes his career in Anaheim with 233 points in 584 games with the Ducks. He also only missed two games for Anaheim during his entire stint due to a controversial suspension for a hit to the head. Prior to that suspension, Cogliano was the NHL’s reigning iron man.
With the trade for Devin Shore, the Ducks now have a logjam at the center position. It’s extremely likely, especially given Bob Murray’s statement from last night, that more significant trades are on the way.