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April 13, 2013 3:02 pm

Shore courted by Kings, signs

University of Denver junior Nick Shore is forgoing his senior season to sign with the Los Angeles Kings, as reported by Andy Johnson of Western College Hockey Blog.

UPDATE, 6:50 pm: The Los Angeles Kings have announced the signing of Nick Shore.

According to Johnson, Shore will report directly to the Los Angeles Kings, which would burn a year off his entry level contract.

Shore, 20, was drafted in the third round, 82nd overall of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The six-foot center led Denver with 34 points (14-20=34) in 39 games but could not escape the first round of the NCAA tournament as the Pioneers’ season culminated with a 5-2 defeat to New Hampshire in a Northeast Regional semifinal. 19-year DU coach George Gwozdecky was fired on April 1.

Nick Shore’s older brother, 22-year-old Drew Shore, has 11 points in 35 NHL games as a rookie with the Florida Panthers. He decided to forego his senior season with Denver to sign an NHL contract on March 26, 2012. A younger brother, Quentin Shore, recently completed a 19-point freshman season for Denver.

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