SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that F Drew Shore has been recalled from San Antonio (AHL). Additionally, the club has reassigned F Bobby Butler to San Antonio and signed former Notre Dame defenseman Shayne Taker to an ATO.
Shore, 23, has played in 21 games for the Panthers this season recording five goals and an assist. For his career in the National Hockey League, he has played in 64 games registering 19 points (8-11-19) and 18 penalty minutes. The Denver, CO native has also appeared in 49 games for San Antonio this season, registering 31 points (6-25-31).
Shore was drafted by Florida in the second round (44th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Butler, 26, appeared in two games with Florida this year, registering his first point, an assist in Florida’s 3-2 win over Dallas Sunday night. The Marlborough, MA native has played in 130 career National Hockey League games with Ottawa (2009-12), New Jersey (2013), Nashville (2013) and Florida (2013-14) recording 49 points (20-29-49) and 28 penalty minutes.
Butler has also appeared in 64 games for San Antonio this year, recording 45 points (21-24-45) and 12 penalty minutes.
Taker (pronounced Tacker) was one of three seniors who anchored the Notre Dame defense this season, tallying four goals and 14 assists in 40 games with the Irish. The 6-4, 208-pound Surrey, BC native completed his four-year collegiate career with eight goals and 39 assists in 152 games. The Irish were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Cloud State.
Prior to Notre Dame, Taker played two seasons of junior hockey for the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League where he recorded seven goals and 37 assists in 84 games.
The Rampage travel up I-35 on Friday night for the first game of a three-in-three series with Texas. San Antonio will host the Stars on Saturday and Sunday at the AT&T Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at sarampage.com.