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Shane Prince, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Born: 1992-11-16

Hometown: Spencerport, NY, USA

Drafted: 2011 by Ottawa, 61st overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2014 – A forgotten prospect at times, Shane Prince has turned some heads so far this year in the Rookie Tournament and his pre-season games. Although Prince won’t start the year in Ottawa, he’s certainly put his name on the list of call-up possibilities if the injury bug bites. The American-born winger continues to grow in terms of point totals each year in the AHL and has the speed to play on any of Ottawa’s lines, most notably alongside Mika Zibanejad. Prince could fall victim to the abundance of strong forward prospects in Binghamton, especially the first rounders. However, he’s most likely going to get a chance to strut his stuff at some point this season. Nathan Martin

 

May 2014 – Prince and the Binghamton Senators had a strong regular season, winning the East division of the AHL. Unfortunately their Calder Cup aspirations were cut short, getting knocked off in the first round by the Wilkes-Barrie Penguins.  Prince had a solid regular season statistically, putting up 48 points in 69 games (21 goals and 27 assists).  Prince has yet to see any NHL action, but his AHL numbers have increased in the last three seasons and he has played top six minutes.  Prince is the type of player that the organization most likely does not want to rush into the NHL; he’s a small, scoring winger.  It’s most likely that Prince gets another full season or two in Binghamton, hopefully with a few brief call ups to gauge his potential. Nathan Kanter

 

May 2013 - In his first pro season with Binghamton, Prince had a respectful start scoring 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points in 65 games. This former OHL scoring star must learn to play at both ends of the ice and until he does on a consistent basis he is still a few years away from a spot on the NHL roster. Alain Dube

 

July 2012 – He has officially signed his three year entry-level contract and will join the Sens’ at camp and likely be assigned to a strong Binghamton team and should contribute right away. Prince finished with 90 regular season points for the 67’s along with 16 in the playoffs. Jason Banks

 

February 2012 – Shane Prince has really turned it up offensively the past two seasons after a slow first couple years in the OHL. He has benefitted from playing on one of the best lines in the OHL alongside Tyler Toffoli with the Ottawa 67’s. Prince is a fast skater who is known as a strong playmaker with soft hands. This season Prince put together a very impressive point streak of 20 games (and counting) as of the end of February. Listed generously at 5-11 and 185lbs, Prince could be much more effective if he added more bulk to his frame. Thomas Wall

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Look for Prince on Ottawa’s farm team in Binghamton next season as he adjusts to pro level hockey. If history is any indication, he will take time before he makes any impact.

 

Footage:

 

Prince scores a breakaway goal with Binghamton:

 

 

Prince goal at CHL Top Prospects Game:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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