BRANDON, Fla. -- Growing up in Rochester, N.Y., Shane Prince watched the Buffalo Sabres. His favorite player was Danny Briere. Despite his 5-foot-10, 180-pound size, Briere was all over the puck and became known as a clutch scorer, finishing his NHL career with 53 goals in 124 playoff games.
"I just liked the way he played," Prince said. "That's something I want to establish myself as, to be able to produce in the playoffs and help your team win, because I mean, in the end, that's what really matters. Your team makes the playoffs, you need guys to step up and give them that extra jolt and eventually win a [Stanley] Cup."