Shane Prince, who has spent parts of the last three seasons with the New York Islanders, is leaving North America for HC Davos of the National League (NL).
In signing a two-year deal with HC Davos of the NL in Switzerland, Shane Prince’s NHL career has seemingly come to a halt – if not an end – after 139 games (including the postseason).
— Hockey Club Davos (@HCDavos_off) August 4, 2018
Prince was drafted 61st overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators but was traded to the New York Islanders at the 2016 trade deadline for a third-round pick (the Islanders got a seventh-round pick in the deal as well).
Joining the team in March, Prince scored three goals and five points in 20 regular-season games. In 11 postseason games, Prince scored another three goals and an assist.
In his first full season with the Islanders (2016-17), the Rochester, NY native scored five goals and 18 points in 50 games.
Before the start of the 2017-18 campaign, it was announced that Prince underwent ankle surgery and he didn’t play his first game until Dec. 21 (not including a conditioning stint in Bridgeport with the Sound Tigers).
The injury-plagued season limited the 25-year-old to 14 games in which he registered a goal and an assist.
Prince was one of four restricted free agents that the New York Islanders chose not to qualify this summer. The others were Alan Quine, Kyle Schempp and Brandon Davidson.
Alan Quine signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames on the opening day of the free agency period and Schempp signed a deal with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL on Aug. 1. Davidson remains a free agent.