25-Year-Old Left Wing – New York Islanders
Shane Prince Contract Information:
Signed a two-year $1.7 million contract with the Islanders in July of 2016.
Prince was forced to exit the game Tuesday versus New Jersey after suffering an upper-body injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Prince made his NHL debut with the Senators last season, skating in two games and providing an assist. After racking up 28 goals and 37 assists over 72 games at AHL Binghamton, Prince has seemingly little left to prove in the minors, and will vie for more extended action with the big club in 2015-16. Don't expect him to assume a major role with Ottawa, however, as the Senators appear to be rather settled across their top three lines.
Prince had a solid season in the AHL last year, collecting 21 goals, 27 assists, and a plus-23 rating in 69 games. At age 21, he still has yet to make his NHL debut, but the former second round pick is a prime candidate for a mid-season call up to the rebuilding Senators.
Prince was a second-round pick by the Sens in 2011, and has just finished his first full season as a pro. He scored 18 goals and added 17 assists in 65 games for AHL Binghamton. He will likely spend the year there again. Prince is a candidate for some spot call-ups throughout the year though, as he's just 20 years old and a definite part of Ottawa's plan for the future. He's worth keeping an eye on, but it's a long shot that he'll make a significant impact this season.
Prince had a stellar year for the Ottawa's 67's of the OHL, scoring 25 goals and adding 63 assists in 59 games. Chosen in the 2nd round (61st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Prince, who currently stands 5'11" and weighs 185 pounds, will return to junior where he'll look to improve upon his 2010-11 season. He has great vision and hands to go along with some nice wheels, but like most young prospects Prince will need to improve his strength and conditioning in order to reach the next level. He's likely two to three years away from challenging for a spot on Ottawa's roster.