Prince signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract with the Islanders on Friday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports. Prince spent the majority of the 2015-16 campaign with the Senators, notching 12 points (three goals, nine assists) over 42 games before heading to New York via trade in February. The 23-year-old winger picked up five points (three goals, two assists) over 20 regular-season games with the Isles, and added four points (three goals, one assists) over 11 playoff games during New York's postseason run. The 2011 second-round pick will likely begin the 2016-17 campaign in a bottom-six role with the Islanders.
Prince signed a two-year $1.7 million contract with the Islanders on Friday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Prince was barely heard of until he was called up to play in the playoffs. He showed enough during this time to warrant a spot with the team next season. He will likely fight for a spot on the third line.
Prince scored a pair of goals in 9:50 of ice time Wednesday as the Islanders beat Tampa Bay 5-3 in Game 1. Prince hooked up with linemates Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson for both tallies -- which came 2:29 apart at the end of the first period. The 23-year-old had just six goals and 11 assists in 62 games this season, but has now found twine three times in eight postseason contests. He's not going to provide consistent offense and is generally in a bottom-six role, but as long as Prince is getting time with offensively-inclined linemates like Strome and Nelson, he could make a nice value-play in daily formats.
Prince tallied the first goal of the game, an assist and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. Prince had been struggling of late, having missed the scoresheet in five straight before being made a healthy scratch Tuesday against Washington, but he got back in the lineup and showed off a rarely seen side of his game in this one. Indeed, the 23-year-old has tallied only five points in 18 games since being traded to the Islanders, although last year's 65-point campaign in the AHL should have keeper-league owners intrigued.
Prince went plus-2 and scored a goal -- the first with his new team -- to go along with two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Winnipeg. Prince came over from Ottawa on Monday, bringing along just three goals on the year with him. The 23-year-old has now made two appearances with the Islanders, hitting the ice for over 10 minutes in both outings. It seems as though New York is giving the former second-round pick a chance to produce, but we'll need several more solid games before recommending Prince as a fantasy option.
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