2013 6th round draft pick (168th overall) Quentin Shore will test free agency rather than sign with the Ottawa Senators, reports Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News.
The soon-to-be 22-year-old Shore has played the last four seasons with the University of Denver Pioneers.
This season, he put up a career-high 13 goals and 28 points through 40 games, as the Pioneers found their way into the Frozen Four. They were eliminated in the semifinal by the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, who went on to win the national championship against No. 1 ranked Quinnipiac.
His 28 points ranked fifth on the team, behind the trio forming the “Pacific Rim Line” and Colorado Avalanche prospect Will Butcher.
The Denver native also played for the U.S. National at the 2014 World Junior Championship, where he recorded two assists in five games.
Shore will be eligible to sign with another team on August 15, when college draft picks eligible to become free agents are officially deemed free agents.
Quentin Shore is the third of four brothers to be drafted into the NHL. 23-year-old Nick Shore currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings and 25-year-old Drew Shore, a Florida Panthers draft pick, currently plays for the Calgary Flames. Their youngest brother, Baker Shore, is a 2017-eligible draft prospect.
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