The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Devin Shore from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for left wing Sonny Milano, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Shore, 25, has registered 38 goals and 66 assists for 104 points with 49 penalty minutes in 282 career NHL games, including 4-6-10 and eight penalty minutes in 39 outings this season. In 2018-19, he combined for 10-19-29 and 13 penalty minutes in 76 games with the Ducks and Dallas Stars.
"Devin Shore is a hard-working player that will add size and versatility to our lineup," said Kekalainen. "He can play center and wing and at 25-years-old should continue to improve and we are excited to see what he can do with our team."
The 6-1, 206-pound native of Ajax, Ontario was selected by Dallas in the second round, 61st overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft. He appeared in three games with the club during the 2015-16 season and then posted back-to-back 10-goal, 30-point seasons with 13-20-33 in 82 games in 2016-17 and 11-21-32 in 82 games in 2017-18. He was acquired by Anaheim in exchange for Andrew Cogliano on Jan. 14, 2019.
Shore played three seasons at the University of Maine (Hockey East), registering 34-70-104 and 68 penalty minutes in 112 career games from 2012-15. He served as team captain and was a Hockey East Second Team All-Star as a junior with 14-21-35 in 39 games in 2014-15. As a sophomore, he racked up 14-29-43 in 35 contests, earning Hockey East First Team All-Star and Second Team NCAA East All-American honors.
Milano, 23, registered 20-22-42 and 32 penalty minutes in 116 career games with the Blue Jackets, including 5-13-18 and 22 penalty minutes in 46 outings in 2019-20. The club's first pick, 16th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft had a career-best 14-8-22 in 55 games in 2017-18 and added 45-67-112 and 72 penalty minutes in 163 career American Hockey League games with the Lake Erie/Cleveland Monsters between 2015-19.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Ottawa Senators. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game can also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 the Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.