Last season was a “roller coaster” for Dallas Stars prospect Devin Shore, as he related to NHL.com.
He showed some promise in the AHL before a shoulder injury derailed his 2015-16 season. As dismaying as that was, he saw an example to follow in Radek Faksa, who became his “model” for bouncing back.
At minimum, Shore’s hard-working attitude made an impression on Stars management.
“This is his third year, I think, [in development camp], so he’s kind of a veteran,” Stars GM Jim Nill said to NHL.com. “He’s a leader. I talk about everyday-ers. He’s an everyday guy. He does everything right, so it’s good to have him here.”
(Ah yes, everyday-ers. For some of us, it’s enough of an accomplishment to be a once-per-weeker.)
Hockey’s Future ranks Shore as the Stars’ best center prospect, and he already received a cup of coffee at the NHL level last season.
If Shore is indeed 100 percent from that shoulder surgery and getting better as he indicates, then he may indeed follow a similar path to Faksa, adding to Dallas’ embarrassment of riches at the forward position.