Former New York Islanders depth forward is finding his scoring knack with HC Davos with six goals in two games vs KHL teams.
Shane Prince signed with HC Davos earlier this month. The former New York Islanders forward has already proven his worth to the Swiss team after two games. In his first game, he put up two goals in a loss for HC Davos.
He really shined last night though against Dinamo Minsk. Prince scored four goals in the second period alone. Four goals! That’s two-thirds of his goal total over the past two years in just one period in the Swiss league.
Obviously, the competition is different at this level, but Prince will thrive playing here just like we thought when the news broke. He’s built like a top-six forward but didn’t have the skill translate at the NHL level.
Broc Little served that role for HC Davos just last year. The American led the team in points with 36 (21 goals, 15 assists) in 48 games played. That’s the kind of production that you can expect from Prince this year.
At the NHL level, the biggest moment of his career was his two-goal performance in the playoffs against Tampa Bay.
Prince was a 2016 trade deadline acquisition by Garth Snow. Unfortunately for Prince, he would be another name on a failed list of midseason trades. Now, Prince will be able to let his skill set shine in the NLA.
Prince was able to be a scoring threat in both the AHL and OHL his game just couldn’t translate at the NHL level, which is completly fine. He obviously has talent and it can finally be put on display against competition that he can thrive against.
For more updates on Prince’s journey in the NLA, you can follow along with their website. We certainly wish him the best of luck going forward with his hockey career.