Stars Deal Devin Shore to Ducks

Devin Shore is headed to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for winger Andrew Cogliano.

The Dallas Stars traded winger Devin Shore to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday morning in exchange for winger Andrew Cogliano.

Shore, 24, has five goals and 17 points in 42 games with Dallas this season.  The former second round pick has struggled after a good start to the season going 25 straight games without a game.  Shore is still on pace for his third straight 30-point season.

Cogliano, 31, is struggling this season for Anaheim with just three goals and 11 points in 46 games.  Cogliano has consistently been a double-digit goal scorer over the duration of his career averaging 15 goals over the last five seasons.  Cogliano is an asset as a penalty killer and remains one of the best skaters in the league.

He is also known as the league’s iron man having played in 830 consecutive games, longest in North American sports during the span of his career.  His speed, durability, and, most importantly, the respect fellow players seem to have for him in the locker room likely drove this trade.  The Stars leadership has been called into question this year and Cogliano did wear an A for the Ducks.

Cogliano has two years remaining on his contract paying an average of $3.25 million per season.  He is expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday night with the Stars take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.



Brian Roe is the founder and lead writer of The Roe Report.  He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more.  Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.