University of Denver centre Quentin Shore is hoping for better luck in his second shot at the NHL draft.

Last year he was touted as a potential draft pick, but missed out on selection and he hopes that it will be second time lucky this time around.

Speaking to the Denver Post, he said of last year: "I had really high expectations going into it, so it was kind of a disappointment not getting drafted.

"My year this year showed teams that I should be."

Shore is a sophomore at the University of Denver and, although he is not ranked in the top 200 skaters in this year’s Central Scouting report, he is hoping that the ten goals and nine assists he got will have been enough to impress NHL clubs.

University of Denver associate head coach Steve Millner, certainly thinks his star man is ready for the step up.

He said: He's able to play against bigger, stronger, faster players.

"He's made huge strides this year and gained a lot of confidence in all types of situations he was put in."

If selected, Shore will become the third member of his family to be playing NHL hockey with Drew and Nick both being drafted into the league, with the Florida Panthers and the Los Angeles Kings respectively.


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