#32 Drew Shore – 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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32. Drew Shore – Littleton, Col – 6’3″ – 194 lbs – US-U18 – C

One-Timer: The growing forward has good vision and is a good playmaker. He is an all-around enthusiastic competitor with tons of potential who needs to work on skating, toughness (although he’s not afraid of the physical game) and defensive coverage. Shore registered 37 points in 53 games for the USA U-18 squad. He is headed to University of Denver Pioneers next season.

Drew Shore
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Ryan Kesler

Bio/Interview Links:

http://www.westerncollegehockeyblog.com/2009/6/11/903765/nhl-draft-prospect-drew-shore

http://www.stanleycupofchowder.com/2009/6/4/899272/2009-nhl-entry-draft-prospects

Scouting Combine Performance:

TSN staff observed: “Drew Shore (#28) is fit but he looks like he still has a lot of room to fill out.  He’s in great shape but he needs to get stronger.”

International Tournament(s): Shore registered 2 goals and 7 assists in 7 games for the gold medal winning USA squad at the WJC-U18 tournament.

ETA = 3 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: 3.5/5 Risk ; 4/5 Reward

NHL Potential: 2-way 2nd line center

Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 7.5/10   Defensive = 7.5/10

Other Rankings:

  • ISS: 18
  • CSB: 28-NA
  • TSN: 26
  • THN: 23

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