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Winnipeg Jets Claim Forward Nick Shore From Waivers

The Winnipeg Jets have claimed 27 year old forward Nick Shore off of waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Shore is in his fifth season in the NHL and has spent time with the Los Angeles Kings – who drafted him in the 3rd round 82nd overall in the 2011 NHL Draft – Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and this season with the Toronto Maple Leafs after he signed a one year deal worth $750,000. Shore has 17 goals and 56 points in 257 career games played. This season he had two goals and an assist in 21 games with the Leafs.

At the time of the deal with Toronto back on July 1, he was considered a solid depth signing as Shore is known for being a steady defensive presence at forward even if he has little value as an offensive player. Shore will be an unrestricted free agent this coming summer.

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Nick Shore Career NHL Stats
Season Tm GP G A PTS +/- PIM S S% TSA ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV
2014-15 LAK 34 1 6 7 0 10 33 3.0 57 11:05 127 109 53.8 14 51 8 2
2015-16 LAK 68 3 7 10 -10 32 90 3.3 155 12:24 384 357 51.8 17 97 13 7
2016-17 LAK 70 6 11 17 -2 20 79 7.6 163 12:47 362 359 50.2 22 58 11 19
2017-18 TOT 64 5 14 19 -3 16 74 6.8 137 14:10 352 386 47.7 20 55 23 23
2017-18 LAK 49 4 11 15 -4 12 52 7.7 98 14:34 278 300 48.1 15 40 19 20
2017-18 OTT 6 0 1 1 1 0 6 0.0 8 9:28 22 22 50.0 1 6 1 2
2017-18 CGY 9 1 2 3 0 4 16 6.3 31 15:08 52 64 44.8 4 9 3 1
2019-20 TOR 21 2 1 3 2 12 7 28.6 17 9:13 80 67 54.4 7 13 3 8
4 yrs LAK 221 14 35 49 -16 74 254 5.5 473 12:48 1151 1125 50.6 68 246 51 48
1 yr CGY 9 1 2 3 0 4 16 6.3 31 15:08 52 64 44.8 4 9 3 1
1 yr OTT 6 0 1 1 1 0 6 0.0 8 9:28 22 22 50.0 1 6 1 2
1 yr TOR 21 2 1 3 2 12 7 28.6 17 9:13 80 67 54.4 7 13 3 8
Career 5 yrs 257 17 39 56 -13 90 283 6.0 529 12:31 1305 1278 50.5 80 274 58 59

The addition of Shore should be a much needed boost to the Jets fourth line as it has struggled mightily over the last few games, especially in their own end of the ice. The addition of Shore should give the Jets the chance to allow David Gustafsson to join Team Sweden for the World Junior championship later this month, and as Winnipeg News’ Mike McIntyre points out, it could be the start of a whole new fourth line that Jets fans will see shortly.

In addition to being proficient on the face-off dot, Shore should also see time with the penalty kill and provide a much needed boost there as well.