Former New York Islanders forward, Shane Prince is taking his talents to a Swiss League to play with HC Davos in 2017-2018.
After spending parts of three seasons with the New York Islanders, and not receiving a new contract with the Islanders, or any other NHL team for that matter Prince decided to join HC Davos.
Prince, now 25-years-old, was a deadline acquisition by Garth Snow during the 2015-2016 season. Even though Prince only had five points in 20 games with the team in the regular season, he played a much bigger role in the playoffs.
Playing in all 11 playoff games that year, Prince scored three goals and even added an assist as well. Prince’s ceiling in the NHL and for the Islanders was a third line forward. Besides his run in the playoffs, 2016-2017 was when he was most effective.
In 50 games, Prince had 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists). Injuries became a problem for Prince and they continued throughout last year as well. Prince was only able to play a combined 18 games with the Sound Tigers and the Islanders this past year.
With back to back injury-plagued seasons, he found himself heading over to HC Davos. Their leading point scorer last year was Broc Little, an American left wing who had 36 points in 48 games (they play a 50 game season).
Prince, who signed a two-year deal, will be the only American on the team.
Shane wasn’t the player Garth Snow was hoping for, but he did have a couple big moments with the Islanders, so why don’t we close this out by looking at Prince’s best moments as an Islander.
The obvious answer is his two goals in the first period of Game 1 of the series against the Lightning, the only win the Islanders had in the series.
Hopefully, Prince is both happy and healthy playing for HC Davos, because that’s all that really matters in the end. If that’s it for Prince in the NHL he played 128 games and scored 12 goals at the highest level of the sport.