2015-16 Season: Acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the trade deadline, Shane Prince scored five points (3G, 2A) in 20 games for the Islanders down the stretch. (In total, Prince scored 17 points between the Islanders and Senators.)
A young, energetic forward, Prince’s impact was felt in the playoffs. The 23-year-old scored three goals in 11 playoff games, including a key goal in a 4-3 comeback win over the Florida Panthers in Game 3. Prince also scored a pair of first-period goals in the Islanders Game 1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, earning first star honors.
Highlight Reel Moment: Prince scores two goals against the Lightning in Game 1 (Apr. 27, 2016)
The Look Ahead: Prince is a tenacious young forward who isn’t afraid to go to the dirty areas, despite his smaller stature at 5’11 and 185 lbs. At 23, he’s only played one season in the NHL, so there’s still room to grow and develop his game. With 14 forwards on one-way contracts, Prince will have some competition in training camp to make the opening night roster, but the Islanders have always stressed at internal competition is a good thing.