Shane Prince
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Shane Prince

Hometown:

Spencerport New York

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-11-16

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

2nd round (61st overall), 2011

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Shane Prince began his second OHL season with Kitchener before going to the Ottawa 67′s in a mid-season trade. Prince scored 8 goals with 9 assists in 39 games for the Rangers in a lineup that included star prospects like Jeff Skinner and Gabriel Landeskog. In 26 games with the Ottawa 67′s he scored 7 goals with 6 assists and was plus-five with 13 penalty minutes. Ottawa finished first in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Prince skated in all 12 playoff games and was plus-four with 2 goals and 2 assists.

2010-11: Prince had a breakout season for the Ottawa 67′s in his third year in the OHL. Prince was the team’s second leading scorer behind Kings prospect Tyler Toffoli despite missing nine games late in the season due to a concussion. He scored 25 goals with a team-leading 63 assists in 59 games and was plus-43 with 18 penalty minutes. Ottawa finished first in the East Division but was swept by Sudbury in a high-scoring first round playoff series.  Prince missed the first game of the series while still recovering and in three playoff games was minus-six with 1 assist. Ranked 35th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, he was selected by the Senators in the 2nd round (61st overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Prince attended the USA U20 Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid in August before heading to Senators’ camp. He returned to the Ottawa 67s where he and Toffoli once again put on an offensive display. After suffering an early season shoulder injury, which may or may not have been the reason he was left off the USA roster for the 2012 World Junior Championship, he returned to scored 43 goals with 47 assists in 57 OHL games and was plus-34 with 12 penalty minutes. The 67′s won the East Division for the third straight season and reached the playoff semifinals. Prince scored 7 goals with 9 assists in 18 playoff games and was minus-one with 6 penalty minutes. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Ottawa in July, 2012.

2012-13: Prince skated for Ottawa’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton in his first pro season. He was second on the team with 18 goals, one behind team leader Derek Grant, and had 17 assists in 65 games, finishing +12 with 24 penalty minutes. The Senators were second in the East Division and had the AHL’s fourth-best record before being swept by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a first round series. Prince scored 1 goal and was +1 in three playoff games.

 

Future

 

 

Ottawa Senators boast big group of talented forward prospects

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Mark Borowiecki - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Mark Borowiecki is one of several defensive prospects the Ottawa Senators have playing at the AHL level. (Tony Medina/Icon SMI)

The future of the Ottawa Senators looks bright. The Senators are considered to have one of the better pools of young talent in the NHL and, while some top draftees have recently cemented themselves on the Ottawa roster, most notably Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen, there are many prospects on the verge of becoming solid NHL contributors in the near future. The club has quality and various skill-sets in all positions and has worked to draft where they previously had weak depth.

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Mika Zibanejad leads talented group of Ottawa Senators prospects

by John Henkelman
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Photo: Forward Jakob Silfverberg is one of several Ottawa Senators prospects who will be vying for NHL time in 2012-13. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

With a surprise appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2011-12, the Ottawa Senators' rebuilding blueprint is starting to show signs of success. Competition for roster spots and ice time this coming season should be fierce as Jakob Silfverberg, Mark Borowiecki, and Jim O'Brien appear targeted to claim roster spots in Ottawa. Other prospects such as Mika Zibanejad and Robin Lehner should also push for full time spots in the NHL.

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Ottawa Senators prospects gained valuable post-season experience

by John Henkelman
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Photo: Defenseman Chris Wideman was one of many Senators prospects to ink an entry-level deal at the conclusion of his season. Expected to start 2012-13 in the AHL, Wideman brings a two-way puck-moving presence to the Ottawa organization. (Tim G. Zechar/Icon SMI)

 

As an organization, the Ottawa Senators were able to gain invaluable experience during the recent playoff season. The NHL club exceeded most predictions and made the playoffs in what was supposed to be a rebuilding season. Many observers credited a portion of their success to a core group of young players who played a major role in the Binghamton Senators championship run in the 2010-11 AHL playoffs.

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Ottawa Senators sport a varied, talented group of prospects

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Jim O'Brien - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Ottawa Senators prospect Jim O'Brien has made steady progress since being drafted by the club in the first round of the 2007 NHL Draft (Jay Kopinski/Icon SMI)

 

The Ottawa Senators' inaugural prospect award winners are a telling mix of talent at varying stages of readiness, with as many as four players expected to make a push for an NHL roster spot next season. Of the recipients, up to eight could be in the professional ranks by October, a good reflection of the commitment the organization has made to build from within. Noticeably conspicuous by his absence, top ranked prospect Mika Zibanejad received serious consideration in four of these categories.

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Top 10 OHL Wingers

by Andrew Sykes
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Photo: Freddie Hamilton is one of several players to have been selected in the mid-to-late rounds of the NHL Draft who now look like they could down the road be solid NHLers. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The list of Top 10 OHL wingers features a few players who were taken in the first-round of the NHL Draft, but there are also several players who went in later rounds yet have exceeded expectations and become quality NHL prospects.

The following 10 players are all property of NHL teams and all figure to make an impact for their respective organizations in the near future.

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