Islanders forward Shane Prince will kiss the NHL farewell after signing a contract with Swiss club Davos.
The player himself announced the move on his Twitter feed tonight without much controversy.
Real excited to join @HCDavos_off next season!! Heard nothing but great things about the city and team. Lets get it going!— Shane Prince (@ShanePrince18) August 4, 2018
The Islanders acquired Prince from the Ottawa Senators for a third round pick as their scandalous lone trade deadline acquisition of 2016. While not the sexy MF fans were hoping for, his underlying numbers were promising despite being given little trust by the Senators. So some of us were, like, U got the look, let’s go crazy.
But thanks to injuries and inconsistency, he could never take the place of your man. Prince finishes a soft and wet Islanders tenure with 84 games played, nine goals and 16 assists over two-plus seasons.
With a new power generation in place, the Islanders didn’t see Prince as a part of the future. It’s never easy to say goodbye, but I think for the Islanders and Shane Prince, we can all agree the time was right for a change.