Family traditions do tend to follow
paths and with this draft prospect there is nothing short of possibilities.
Quentin Shore, a prospect out of Littleton, Colorado is making a big splash.
This fall he will start his collegiate career at the University of Denver.
Following in the paths of both his brothers, Nick and Drew, Quentin is looking
to make an immediate impact in the WCHA. Both Nick and Drew have had immediate
success and are prospects for LA and Florida, respectively. Like his brothers,
Quentin plans on making the transition to the NHL soon. Coming into the 2012
draft Shore was ranked 80th among North American Skaters. Despite
going undrafted, Quentin is eligible for the 2013 draft.
At 18 years old, Quentin Shore
stands at about 6'0 180lbs, a suitable size for a center. In 2009-2010 Quentin
played for the Colorado Thunderbirds minor team where he tallied up 26 points
in 33 games. Following in the steps of his brothers, Quentin became the 3rd
Shore to play for the US at the NDTP. During his tenure from 2010-2011, he
tallied 18 points in 52 games at the U17 level.
Progress is crucial for all prospects and making improvements throughout
the development process are critical to scouts alike. During the 2011-2012 Shore
played with the U18 NDTP, where the USA won Gold at the World Junior
Championships. During the season with the U18, Shore led all players with 8
game winning goals in 60 games.
Shore is an ideal prospect for many scouts, but like any, needs development as
a player. With the help of George Gwozdecky among others at the University of
Denver, Quentin will look to improve on areas of his game that will allow him
to make a smooth transition into the NHL. The University of Denver is known for
creating solid hockey players. Examples of Paul Stastny and Matt Carle, among
others, have proven that, but like any hockey player, Quentin will determine
and hockey fans alike, Shore is definitely one to keep on your radar. With the
combination of his defensive zone strength, which many have stated as one of
his most valuable assets, alongside his ability to score key goals, Shore will
be a running candidate for a solid draft prospect in 2013.