November 16, 1992 |
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||61st overall, 2011
Shane Prince (born November 16, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently a member of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (61st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Islanders in February 2016.
Prince was raised in Spencerport, New York and played for the Syracuse Stars minor hockey program. Prince was selected by the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in the 2008 OHL draft. 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. In April 2011, NHL Central Scouting ranked Prince 26th among North American forwards and defencemen in its annual final rankings for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
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. 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.
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 games first star. Although being among the team leaders in points production per 60 minutes played he was often inexplicably scratched by Senators coach Dave Cameron. To the angst of many Senators fans, Prince was traded to the New York Islanders on February 29, 2016 in exchange for a third round pick in the 2016 NHL draft. Senators GM Bryan Murray stated in a press conference that Prince "wasn't playing much here, he deserved to play". Six weeks after trading Prince the Ottawa Senators fired Dave Cameron and the entire coaching staff.
Prince played a regular shift for the Islanders for the remainder of the 2015-2016 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. 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. The Lightning eliminated the Islanders in five games with Prince finishing tied for second in team playoff goals with three.
On July 1, 2016, Prince signed a 2-year contract extension with the Islanders valued at $1.7 million.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
- "NHL Draft Prospect Detail". National Hockey League. June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
- "NHL Prospects game summary". leaguestat.com. April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
- "Lehner, MacArthur hurt as Sens fall to Canes". The Sports Network. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- "Senators trade Shane Prince to Islanders for pick". Sportsnet.ca. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- "Shane Prince added to team Cherry roster". Canadian Hockey League. January 2, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2013.