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.
2014-15: Collier received an NCAA waiver in September allowing him to compete immediately for Northeastern University without sitting out a year as a transfer. Skating for the Huskies as a sophomore, he scored 2 goals with 6 assists and was +5 with 2 penalty minutes in 35 games. Northeastern finished sixth in Hockey East and were swept by Merrimack in the opening round of the league tournament, with both losses in overtime.
Collier was one of the top scorers in Massachusetts high school hockey and at the junior level in New England but has struggled to match that same production in college hockey. His skating and speed are first rate and allow him to be competitive but to this point his lack of size and strength has been an obstacle.
Collier will be a junior at Northeastern University in 2015-16. In his second season with the Huskies after being cut by Boston University and transferring, Collier has not yet shown the scoring dominance at the college level that he did playing against teenagers. Collier faces a huge challenge competing against the bigger and more skilled players both in his final two seasons of college hockey and at the pro level. At this point the prospects of him one day landing an entry-level contract with Carolina is uncertain.