Colliton finished third on his team in regular season scoring with 20 goals and 48 points in 58 contests for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League in 2002-03. Was one named to participate in the Home Hardware Top Prospects Game in Kitchener, Ontario Wednesday, January 22nd, where he scored the opening goal of the prospect game for Team Cherry. Missed some time after an ankle injury after returning to Prince Albert. Represented Team Canada in the International Ice Hockey Federation Under 18 Championships in Yaroslavl, Russia, where he had a standout performance with six points in seven games with a +6 rating. Was utilized in all situations and was particularly effective on the penalty kill.
Colliton was injured at Team Canada’s training camp for the WJCs.
2004-05: If Colliton hadn’t missed a chunk of the season due to injury, he would have had an even better year with Prince Albert, and would have been able to play a bigger role with Team Canada at the World Junior tournament as well. As it was, he played only 41 games, but did score over a point a game for the first time in his junior career. Colliton should make the jump to the AHL next season, where he can display his solid base of skills, two-way play and work ethic.
2005-06: Began his pro career with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where, at times he played on the top offensive line with Nilsson and Bergenheim. He was called up to the Islanders following a November Jason Blake injury and averaged five minutes of ice time during his first four games in the big league. He was up with the Islanders for 15 more NHL games starting in early February and scored his first NHL goal on April 15 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Colliton finished his AHL season with 53 points in 66 games, surprising progress for the first-year pro.
2006-07: While he may not have much to show for it, Colliton did technically spend time with both the Islanders and the Sound Tigers this past season. He spent one game with the Islanders, in which he did not record a point or any penalty minutes. In 45 games with the Sound Tigers, however, Colliton scored 10 times, recorded 10 assists for 20 points and notched 32 penalty minutes.
2007-08: Colliton reached the 20 point plateau in his third consecutive pro season with Bridgeport Sound (AHL). He was named first star after scoring game-winning shootout goals against Albany (11/25/07) and Lowell (12/1/08). He saw NHL action after being recalled by the Islanders for 16 games during the regular season.
Talent AnalysisColliton is a strong skater, who plays well along boards and in physical areas, is smart around the net, good playmaking skills with a very good two way player potential, who is very tough on the puck. Tough for defenders to handle low in the offensive zone. Possesses outstanding leadership skills.