Chris Collins

Hometown:

Fairport New York

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-06-08

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-8

Acquired:

Free agent, 2006

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Collins registered eight assists playing for the U.S. Under-18 Team that played in a four-team tournament in Germany in 2001. He was the second-leading scorer for the 2000 U.S. Under-17 Select Team that won the gold medal at the Four Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic. He scored two goals and two assists for four points.

2001-02: Collins played with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. He played in 60 games, recording 65 points (26 goals, 39 assists). He led the Buccaneers in scoring, and won the USHL rookie scoring title. 

2002-03: During his freshman year at BC he played in all 39 games, and led all BC Freshman in scoring with 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists). Was named to the 2002-03 Hockey East All-Rookie Team. In Hockey East action he scored 16 points (eight goals, eight assists).

2003-04: As a sophomore, Collins played in 41 games, scoring 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists). Played in 24 Hockey East games, scoring 14 points (seven goals, seven assists). Finished the year with a +/- of +11, and a +/- of +12 in Hockey East games.

2004-05: As a junior, Collins played in 40 games, scoring 17 points (nine goals, eight assists). He played in 24 Hockey East contests, scoring nine points (three goals, six assists). He was a +/- of +7.

2005-06: Collins enjoyed a brilliant senior season. He led the Eagles in goals (30), assists (27), points (57), shots (174), shooting percentage (.172), and short-handed goals (5). He led the nation in points per game with 1.58. His 30 goals were the third most nationally. He was named as one of the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, the award for College Hockey’s best player. 

2006-07: Collins had some conditioning issues when he arrived at training camp and was slow to acclimate to the pro game. He got very little ice time while in Providence, and as a result, he was reassigned to Long Beach where he could get more ice time and experience. Collins finished out his rookie season with 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) in 51 games.

Talent Analysis
During his final year at Boston College, Collins became one of the most electrifying players to watch. His excellent sense of anticipation and blazing speed made him not only difficult to contain but dangerous in all situations. What Collins lacks in size (height-wise), he more than makes up for with his hard work, tremendously competitive nature and creativity with the puck. He is very smart and possesses outstanding on-ice vision. He has great awareness in being able to spot and get pucks to his teammates on the ice. Collins also does a great job of finding and using to his advantage open spaces on the ice. One area where Collins really excels is in short-handed situations. He is very sound defensively and can often capitalize on the opposition’s turnovers. Collins also is a great leader who leads by example.

DJ Powers contributed this section to the profile.

Future
Collins should spend the the 2007-08 season in Providence

Steve won’t get Passed by Anymore

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When Steve Passmore, the native of Thunder Bay Ontario, was drafted he was considered a longshot prospect at the time. He was selected in the ninth round by the Quebec Nordiques, 196th overall, in the 1992 entry draft. His size and lack of technique had been his downfall throughut his junior career. Despite his lack of size and technique, however, Passmore played spectacular and was named a first team All-Star in the WHL the next two seasons (1992-93, 1993-94). In the 1993-94 campaign he led his Kamloops Blazers team to the Memorial Cup. Before ever playing in an NHL game Passmore was involved in a trade deadline deal on March 21st, 1994 which saw Brad Werenka go to Quebec from Edmonton. Passmore was now Edmonton Oiler property, but still the consensus was he would need grooming in the AHL.
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2000 Draft Profiles from the OHL (PART 1 of 2)

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Hockey will begin a new era next year and what better way to bring in a new millenium
than with a fresh young group of talented players, especially from the OHL. The OHL is
represented very strongly in the 2000 draft. The OHL has a mix of fine young defenseman to go
along with some outstanding forwards. Here is a profile on the top youngsters from the OHL
looking to make it big in the 2000 NHL draft.


BRAD BOYES


Height/Weight: 6’0 168

Position: Center

Birthdate: April 17, 1982
Mississauga, Ontario

Current stats: 54 points in 51 games in Erie

  • Member of Ontario U-17 team
  • Had 77 points in 44 games with Mississauga Bantams

    HF Comments: Erie Otter’s young sniper Brad Boyes is currently having a fantastic season with the
    Otters as a 16 year old, and has also earned himself a spot on Ontario’s Under 17 team. His
    excellent vision and ability to make a play out of anything has made him one of the most
    dangerous players in the OHL in the offensive zone. Sounds too good to be true? Boyes has some
    weaknesses simply because of his inexperience. His skating will need to improve in order for him
    to dominate on both ends of the ice. The native of Mississauga has already been mentioned as a
    ‘magician with the puck.’


    NIKITA ALEXEEV

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  • The AJHL 2000 Draft Center

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    Players eligible for the 2000 Draft currently in the AJHL:


    PLAYER TEAM D.O.B. HT. WT. POS. S GP G A PTS PIM
    MATTHEW HUNTER Bonnyville 08-Feb-82 5'10" 160 F L 48 12 14 26 25

    Just now coming into form. Was a large reason why Bonnyville surged to
    make the playoffs in the last month of the season. Had several multiple
    goal and multiple point games over the final few weeks of the year. Not
    property of any WHL club and may have to go the Dany Heatly/Krys Kolanos
    route. That is, continue on in the AJHL and hope you get noticed by the
    scouts. (Heatly and Kolanos are rated 103 and 105 respectively in the
    ’99 draft).


    ALTON JACKSON Bonnyville 05-Aug-82 6' 1" 192 D R 40 5 14 19 64

    Property of Medicine Hat Tigers. Ninth round selection in the Bantam
    Draft, but may turn out to be a steal. He put up a fair number of points
    this year with the Pontiacs given his age and limited ice time. If he
    can grow another couple inches I see him making an impact in the future.
    Could be a late round steal in the 2000 Draft.


    ADRIAN FOSTER Calgary C 15-Jan-82 6' 1" 200 C L 18 15 17 32 18

    Property of the Saskatoon Blades. Did not play often for the Canucks but
    put up huge numbers when he did. He’ll need to have a big season next Read more»

    Flyers Swept by Blackhawks

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    The Thunder Bay Flyers dropped both games in a crucial weekend homestand against the Waterloo Blackhawks. Two wins would have more or less guaranteed a playoff spot. Now the Flyers need to upset either the USA Under 18 or the Omaha Lancers in the final two series of the year. Despite the largest crowd of the at 2,704 the Flyers played uninspirted Saturday afternoon and dropped the game by a score of 2-1. The Flyers came out flat every period and only played about 20 minutes of the game. Thunder Bay Midget King Affiliate Tyler Bruno scored the Flyers only goal. Corey Macheran made 28 saves in the Flyers net. Sunday afternoon was almost identical to Saturday with the Flyers coming up with a poor effort. The Flyers once again lost by a score of 2-1 despite a great game from Corey Macheran. Defenceman Mike Tilson scored the lone Thunder Bay marker. Waterloo swept the season series with four victories. Thunder Bay was without All-star defenceman Arron MacKenzie who broke a knuckle early in Saturday’s game.

    Montreal Canadiens Top junior Prospects Update

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    POS HT WT AGE DRAFTED
    Jose Theodore G 5-10 180 20 D-Mtl94 (2/44)

    GP W L T Avg Sv%
    98-99 Stats 16 9 6 1 2.22 .993 (AHL)
    98-99 Stats 13 3 10 0 3.35 .887 (NHL)

    #1 Strength- Winner’s attitude.
    #1 Weakness- Inconsistency.
    With the trade of Thibeault and the arrival of Hackett, Theodore was surprised and angered by his demotion to Fredericton. The main reason for his demotion was his inconsistent play. He has recently come to accept his demotion and is playing exceptionally well. He was just named the AHL’s player of the week and is proving himself too good for the AHL. Fredericton will go as far in the playoffs as Theodore (and his reputation as a good pressure goaltender) takes them.

    He continued his stellar play this last week by going 2-1, with a GAA of 2.00. he stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to St. John’s, did not play in a 5-4 loss in the rematch with St. John’s, stopped 33 shots in a 5-2 win over St. John, and stopped 21 shots in a 2-1 win over St. John’s.(Week ending 2/28/99)

    Projection at NHL level- Star.
    Current Stock Status- On the rise.

    POS HT WT AGE DRAFTED
    Mathieu Garon G 6-1 175 21 D-Mtl96(2/44)

    GP W L T AVG Sav%
    98-99 Stats 34 10 21 1 3.21 .897 (AHL)

    #1 Strength- Lateral Movement.
    #1 Weakness- Goes down too early. Read more»