Islanders unrestricted free agent winger Shane Prince has signed a two-year deal with HC Davos in Switzerland, the NLA team announced (link in German). He was non-tendered by New York back in late June.
After putting up a career-high 18 points in 50 games in 2016-17, the team was hoping that Prince would be able to build off that performance. However, injury troubles limited him to just 14 games (plus four in the minors on a conditioning assignment) and he didn’t make much of an impact in those contests, collecting just a single goal and an assist.
Over his career, the 25-year-old has played in 128 games between the Senators and Islanders, scoring a dozen goals while picking up 16 assists. Given that level of production, it’s quite likely that only two-way offers were on the table for Prince so instead, he will try his luck overseas. He’ll get the opportunity to play a top-six role with Davos and a strong showing over the next couple of years could help him get back on the NHL radar for the summer of 2020.