2009-10: Brendan Collier was the third leading scorer for Malden Catholic HS in Massachusetts as a sophomore. He was second on the team with 19 goals, behind Mike Vecchione (25) and had 43 assists.
2010-11: Collier was one of Malden Catholic’s top scorers as the team captured the Super Eight Massachusetts high school championship. Collier scored 30 goals with 45 assists in 25 games. He committed to playing college hockey at Boston University in 2013-14.
2011-12: Collier scored 26 goals with 38 assists and had 36 penalty minutes in 25 games as a senior for Malden Catholic. Malden Catholic won its second straight Super Eight title – defeating BC High, 3-1, in the championship game and finishing with a record of 20-1-4. Collier represented Massachusetts at the Bauer NIT, scoring two goals in three games. He was ranked 143rd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Carolina in the seventh round (189th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
2012-13: Collier played for the Valley Junior Warriors in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Skating on a team with Boston Bruins draft pick Ryan Fitzgerald and Harvard recruit Devin Tringale, Collier was the Warriors’ leading scorer with 14 goals and 28 assists and had 27 penalty minutes in 43 games. The Warriors were third in the Northern Division and reached the EJHL playoff semifinals before falling to the Middlesex Islanders. Collier scored 1 goal with 5 assists and had 4 penalty minutes in six playoff games.
2013-14: Collier skated in 28 games for Boston University as a freshman. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was plus-1 with 8 penalty minutes. The Terriers finished ninth in Hockey East in head coach David Quinn’s first season and lost to Notre Dame in a conference tournament play-in game. In the summer Collier announced that he was transferring to Northeastern.
A long shot to make it in the pros as an undersized seventh round pick, Collier was one of the top scorers in Massachusetts high school hockey and showed some scoring ability in junior hockey. His skating and speed are first rate and allow him to be competitive with larger players. Collier faces a huge challenge competing against the bigger and more skilled players both at the college level and in pro hockey.
Collier was deemed eligible immediately by the NCAA after transferring from Boston University to Northeastern — not having to sit out the year as most transfers do — and is skating for the Huskies in his sophomore season in 2014-15. Playing in a lower line role in his first season at Northeastern he had not recorded a point after 11 games. Collier should continue to develop his game through his final three seasons of college hockey. At this point the prospects of him one day landing an entry-level contract with Carolina is uncertain.