Former Senators and Islanders winger Shane Prince requested and was granted the termination of his contract with HC Davos, the Swiss team announced. In that release, Prince indicated that his intention is to return to the NHL this season.
The 26-year-old had an injury-plagued 2017-18 campaign that limited him to just 14 games with the Islanders (plus four in the minors on a conditioning stint). As a result, New York declined to tender him a qualifying offer back in June, making him an unrestricted free agent. He had inked a two-year deal with Davos back in August.
This season, Prince ranked third in scoring on Davos with three goals and three assists in 16 games. In his NHL career, he has 28 points in 128 games between Ottawa and New York.
Considering that Prince had such a limited impact last season, it’s hard to imagine that he could land a one-way contract and a guaranteed spot in an NHL lineup right away. However, if he’s willing to sign a two-way deal and start in the minors (pending him passing through waivers unclaimed), he could work his way into the mix later on this season.