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Shane Prince

Shane Prince
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Born (1992-11-16) November 16, 1992 (age 27)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Minsk
Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
HC Davos
Sibir Novosibirsk
NHL Draft 61st overall, 2011
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2012–present

Shane Prince (born November 16, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward playing for Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He previously played for the New York Islanders and the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Senators in the second round (61st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Islanders in February 2016.

Playing career

Junior

Prince was raised in Spencerport, New York[1] As a youth, he played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Syracuse, New York.[2]

Prince was selected by the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in the 2008 OHL draft.[3] Prince joined the Rangers for the 2008-09 season at age 15, as the league's youngest player.[]

On January 8, 2010, midway through his second OHL season, Prince was acquired by the Ottawa 67's in exchange for a third-round draft pick. In his third season, Prince became one of the OHL's top offensive players. Prince was selected to the CHL Top Prospects game played at the Air Canada Centre and scored the lone goal for Team Cherry.[4] In April 2011, NHL Central Scouting ranked Prince 26th among North American skaters in its annual final rankings for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[]

Professional

Prince was selected in the second round, 61st overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators. The pick Ottawa used to select Prince was obtained from the Boston Bruins in the Chris Kelly trade. Playing with the Binghamton Senators he scored his first professional goal against the Rochester Americans on November 17, 2012. He deflected a shot from teammate Tyler Eckford past Americans' goaltender David Leggio.[]

After recording 18 goals and 38 points in 47 games with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League Prince made his NHL debut with the Senators on February 16, 2015 vs the Carolina Hurricanes. Prince registered an assist in the game.[5] He played one additional game with Ottawa and was then returned to Binghamton. Prince would go on to lead the Binghamton Senators in scoring tallying 28 Goals, 37 Assists for 65 Points while being selected to the season ending AHL All-Star Team.[6]

Prince started the 2015-16 season with the Ottawa Senators, scoring his first NHL goal on November 25, 2015 against the Colorado Avalanche in Colorado. He finished the game with two goals and one assist and was selected as the game's first star.[7] Although being among the team leaders in points production per 60 minutes played he was often inexplicably scratched by Senators coach Dave Cameron.[8] To the angst of many Senators fans, Prince was traded to the New York Islanders on February 29, 2016, along with a seventh round pick, in exchange for a third round pick in the 2016 NHL draft.[9] Senators GM Bryan Murray stated in a press conference that Prince "wasn't playing much here, he deserved to play".[10] Six weeks after trading Prince the Ottawa Senators fired Dave Cameron and the entire coaching staff.[11]

Prince played a regular shift for the Islanders for the remainder of the season scoring 3 goals and 2 assists in 20 games helping New York qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Prince scored his first NHL playoff goal on April 17, 2016 in game three of the first round vs the Florida Panthers. The Islanders eliminated the Panthers in six games winning their first playoff series in 23 years. In game one of the second round vs the Tampa Bay Lightning, Prince scored two goals in the first period leading the Islanders to a 5-3 victory in Tampa on April 27, 2016.[12] Prince was named the game's first star and became the youngest Islander in 28 years to score two goals in a playoff game and the first Islander in 34 years to score a pair of first period goals in a playoff game.[13] The Lightning eliminated the Islanders in five games with Prince finishing tied for second in team playoff goals with three.[14]

On July 1, 2016, Prince signed a two-year contract extension with the Islanders valued at $1.7 million.[15]

As an impending restricted free agent following the 2017-18 season, Prince was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Islanders resulting in his status as an unrestricted free agent on June 25, 2018.[16] On August 4, 2018, Prince opted to embark on a European career, after signing a two-year contract worth CHF 1.2 million with Swiss club, HC Davos of the National League (NL).[17] However, on November 16, Prince terminated his contract with Davos after 16 games, stating that he intended to return to the NHL.[18]

Unable to find a contract offer from the NHL, Prince subsequently signed a contract in the KHL with HC Sibir Novosibirsk, who acquired his rights from HC Vityaz on November 21, 2018.[19] The following season, he signed with Dinamo Minsk.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008-09 Kitchener Rangers OHL 63 3 9 12 34 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 39 8 9 17 32 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Ottawa 67's OHL 26 7 6 13 13 12 2 2 4 4
2010-11 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 25 63 88 18 3 1 0 1 0
2011-12 Ottawa 67's OHL 57 43 47 90 12 18 7 9 16 6
2012-13 Binghamton Senators AHL 65 18 17 35 24 3 1 0 1 0
2013-14 Binghamton Senators AHL 69 21 27 48 53 4 1 1 2 0
2014-15 Binghamton Senators AHL 72 28 37 65 31 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Ottawa Senators NHL 42 3 9 12 6 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 20 3 2 5 4 11 3 1 4 0
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL 50 5 13 18 18 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 New York Islanders NHL 14 1 1 2 11 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 4 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
2018-19 HC Davos NL 16 3 3 6 10 -- -- -- -- --
2018-19 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 30 6 13 19 6 -- -- -- -- --
2019-20 Dinamo Minsk KHL 55 12 17 29 23 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 128 12 26 38 39 11 3 1 4 0

Awards and honors

Award Year
CHL
CHL Top Prospects Game 2011 [20]
AHL
All-Star Game 2015 [21]
Second All-Star Team 2015 [6]

References

  1. ^ "NHL Draft Prospect Detail". National Hockey League. June 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "OHL Priority selection 2008". Ontario Hockey League. July 5, 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "NHL Prospects game summary". leaguestat.com. April 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Lehner, MacArthur hurt as Sens fall to Canes". The Sports Network. February 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b "First and Second AHL All-Stars named". American Hockey League. April 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Prince leads Senators in win over Avalanche". National Hockey League. November 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Shane Prince traded by Senators to the New York Islanders at deadline". silversevensens.com. February 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Senators trade Shane Prince to Islanders for pick". Sportsnet.ca. February 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Bryan Murray reflects on 2016 trade deadline". National Hockey League. March 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Senators fire Dave Cameron". National Hockey League. April 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Islanders win game 1 over Lightning". National Hockey League. April 27, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "Islanders' Shane Prince in right place at right time for playoff run". Newsday.com. April 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Shane Prince: season summary". National Hockey League. June 15, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Islanders extend Shane Prince on two-year deal". eyeonisles.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Islanders will not qualify Quine, Prince and Davidson". eyesonisles.com. June 26, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "HC Davos sign Shane Prince". HC Davos (in German). August 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Shane Prince verlässt den HCD". Hockey Club Davos (in German). November 16, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Shane Prince joins Sibir". HC Sibir Novosibirsk (in Russian). November 21, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "Shane Prince added to team Cherry roster". Canadian Hockey League. January 2, 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  21. ^ "2015 All-Star Classic boxscore". American Hockey League. January 22, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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