Flames Summon Drew Shore From Stockton

The emergency recall has become a rite of passage for the Calgary Flames’ prospects this season. With the injury to Lance Bouma on Tuesday night, add another to the growing list of players brought up on an emergency basis. The club announced this morning they have recalled forward Drew Shore from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.

Shore is the 12th member of the Heat to get a taste of the NHL this season with the Flames. A product of Littleton, Colorado, Shore joined the Flames last season via a trade with the Florida Panthers in exchange for Corban Knight.

He’s 25. He’s a right-shooting center that can also play the wing. He’s been good but not great for the Heat this season but he’s getting a shot because he might be a fit as an inexpensive bottom-six winger next season. Shore’s a pending restricted free agent following this season, and he’s likely running out of runway to establish himself as an NHL player.

    • Parallex

      Can’t move him like Granlund. Granland had basically established himself as an NHL player (albeit of debatable quality)… the Canucks traded an upside minor leaguer for a floor NHL’er and Drew Shore is not at present a floor NHL’er.

  • Jake the Snail

    I think Drew Shore is toast with the Flames….I would have preferred to see Turner Elson – he is 17-13-30 and is a plus 5 player. Shore is -13 with the Heat.

    • everton fc

      Unfortunately for Shore, he’s shown no real goal-scoring ability and Shinkaruk’s making that possible RW spot a tough one for Shore, and maybe even Poirier, if he doesn’t put it together soon.

  • Jumping Jack Flash

    Of all the recent call ups, I have to say that Shink has made the best impression. Now you can argue, that he has had prime linemates, and lots of playing time. However, we have seen the turnstile of RW that have not made the most of the same opportunities.

    Shink seems to have the speed, quickness, and hockey IQ to stay up with his linemates. The difference between him and Ferland is IQ and natural scoring ability. You can tell that Shink has that and none of the other wingers who have auditioned on that line have, with the exception of Hudler.

    Ideally that line needs to have a policeman on the right side but Shink is more than a stop gap. I was hoping to see more from Grant but it can’t be easy to play with that mask. For me the Hamilton and Hathaway showed some flashes. Poirier seems to be lacking the confidence he had last year.

    I would have liked to have seen Jank up for a game. Not hearing much about his games in Stockton, other than 1 pt in 3 games, which clearly does not tell the whole story.