Devin Shore has been a fan favorite ever since he came up in the league back in 2015-2016. Shore has always been known as a smiley guy with only good things to say. Devin Shore is a presence that will surely be missed on the ice, in the locker room, and by every Dallas Stars fan.
Onto brighter horizons, let’s talk about the newest Dallas Star, Andrew Cogliano.
Cogliano, a 31 year-old left winger/centre, has played in the league for 12 years. So far he’s played in 912 NHL games, scoring 160 goals, collecting 219 assists, and has maintained a +/- of +39. Cogliano was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2005 Entry Draft (25th overall), before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2011-2012. Cogliano had carried a 830-consecutive game streak until he was suspended last season for a hit against the King’s Adrian Kempe. Cogliano is 4th in longest consecutive games.
So far this season, Cogliano has 3 goals, 8 assists and +2 on his rating. He’s averaged 13:15 on the ice in the 46 games so far this season.
Jim Nill spoke with media following today’s trade saying that Cogliano has “iron-man mentality [that] will help our team on and off the ice.” It’s an understandable point-of-view following Head Coach Jim Montgomery’s comments, saying that he “hasn’t been able to change the culture of mediocrity.” The Stars have dropped the past 2 games in a row provoking Montgomery’s comments.
Cogliano’s signing can bring the experience and accountability the Stars are desperately searching for. Cogliano will wear number 17 (that’s just cold) and debut tomorrow against the Lightning.
Good luck to Devin Shore on all his future endeavors, he will be missed dearly!
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