• In his second season with the U.S. National Team Development Program, Shore finished tied for third on the team with 32 assists (17-32-49) in 62 games and tied for first with 17 points (6-11-17) in 17 international games.
• Shore helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2009 Under-18 IIHF World Championships, beating Russia 5-0 on home ice.
• There was no family history in hockey for the Shore family before Drew -- his dad played lacrosse in College and his mom played semi-professional tennis – but now he has three younger brothers following his footsteps. He was joined in Ann Arbor this season by his younger brother Nick, who played for the U.S. National Under-17, becoming the first sibling pair to play at the NTDP at the same time. His other brothers, Quentin and Baker also play hockey.
• Nicknamed “Shoresy”, the Denver, Colorado native will return home to attend the University of Denver (WCHA) in the fall of 2009.
• He played on his first hockey team in Littleton, Colorado and his childhood hockey idol was Peter Forsberg while he played for his hometown Avalanche.
• If he could have dinner with any three people he would choose: Lebron James, Sidney Crosby and Michael Phelps – “they all dominate their sport and are great leaders”.
NHL Team: Colorado Avalanche NHL Player: Ryan Getzlaf Shootout move: “Fake shot to backhand” Goal celebration: “Kane’s point and pump” Video game: NHL ‘09 Movie: Bourne Ultimatum TV Show: 24 Actor: Kiefer Sutherland Website: NHL.com Book: The Last Lecture Home Cooked Meal: Teriyaki Chicken Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse Activity away from the rink: Basketball Place to shop: Buckle Place to visit: Vail, Colorado
There's not much to say. We played like [garbage]. I think every guy in the room should be completely embarrassed about how they played tonight. Every single person. To start a road trip, one of the biggest road trips and have a division rival chasing you down and have a ton on the line, it's ridiculous how we played tonight.
— Anaheim forward Andrew Cogliano after the Ducks' 7-2 loss to the Flames on Wednesday