Blue Jackets Acquire Devin Shore from the Anaheim Ducks for Winger Sonny Milano

By 1OB Staff on February 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm
Anaheim's Devin Shore celebrates a goal.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets picked up a forward on deadline day.

Depth forward Devin Shore is joining Jackets from the Anaheim Ducks in a trade for winger Sonny Milano. The news was first reported by Andy Strickland of FOX Sports Midwest.

“Devin Shore is a hard-working player that will add size and versatility to our lineup,” Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement released by the team. “He can play center and wing and at 25-years-old should continue to improve and we are excited to see what he can do with our team.”

Shore, 25, is a left-handed shooting forward who was originally drafted in 2012 by the Dallas Stars. He's in the final year of a contract that pays him $2.3 million per season, and he will be a restricted free agent on July 1.

Shore, who can play center or wing, has four goals and six assists in 39 games with the Ducks this season. For his career, he has 38 goals and 66 assists for 104 points in 282 games.

Milano tallied 20 goals, 22 assists, and 42 points in 116 career games for the Blue Jackets. The club's first pick, 16th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, had produced 5-13-18 in 46 outings for Columbus this season.

In another move Monday, the Blue Jackets sent winger Markus Hannikainen to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Hannikainen concludes his time with Columbus with eight goals, seven assists, and 15 points in 91 NHL games.

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