The Anaheim Ducks have swapped forwards with the Columbus Blue Jackets, receiving Sonny Milano in exchange for Devin Shore on trade deadline day. Among others, Aaron Portzline and Eric Stephens of The Athletic reported the news.
Following up on @Aportzline and others reports, Devin Shore for Sonny Milano is indeed straight up. #CBJ @NHLDucks— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) February 24, 2020
Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest provided some foreshadowing for this deal. Given Shore’s uneven usage by the Ducks, the fact that he has been given a fresh start is not all that surprising. The Ducks acquired Shore from the Dallas Stars only last January in a deal involving Andrew Cogliano.
Anaheim looking to move F Devin Shore. Both sides agree a change of scenery is probably best #NHLDucks— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) February 24, 2020
Milano will be an arbitration-eligible restricted free agent at the end of the season. He has posted 18 points this season (5G, 13A) in 46 games, while Shore collected 10 points (4G, 6A) during 39 contests. Milano, who is 23, made his NHL debut in 2015-16 but is playing just his second full season. While Shore has 104 career points (compared to 42 for Milano), he is a bit older at 25 years of age.