Monday, February 24, 2020
NHL Trade Review: Blue Jackets acquire Shore for Milano
The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Devin Shore from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Sonny Milano.
The Blue Jackets didn't make many trades while the rest of the Metropolitan Division improved today. Shore is a decent bottom six center and winger who scored double digit goals in his first three full seasons in the league, but is not on pace to do it this year. A 2nd rounder in 2012, Shore is fairly young. He will be an RFA at the end of the season. He doesn't have much potential, so there is no point for a rebuilding Anaheim team to keep him. They get a lottery ticket in Milano, a 2014 1st rounder who is a bottom six winger. He has not panned out in Columbus. Shore is a better player for now, and he is older and more experienced. He is a center, but not much of a defensive one. He has not killed penalties for the Ducks. Milano has some potential and will go into the core of young players in the Ducks' system.
Shore, 25, has scored four goals with six assists for 10 points in 39 games for the Ducks this year. In his NHL career for the Ducks and Dallas Stars, Shore has scored 38 goals with 66 assists for 104 points in 282 games.
Milano, 23, has scored five goals with 13 assists for 18 points in 46 games for the Blue Jackets this year. In his NHL career, all in Columbus, Milano has scored 20 goals with 22 assists for 42 points in 116 games.