Sean Collins
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Sean Collins

Hometown:

Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-12-29

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

7th round (187th overall), 2008

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: Sean Collins won the MJHL award for Sportsmanship and Hockey Ability, after a season in which he finished second in the league in scoring.  Collins was used in all situations for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.  He tied for the MJHL lead in shorthanded goals, and was second in the league in power-play goals.  He was a second team MJHL All-Star, and won the MVP of the league’s All-Star game.  Collins was among the most dominant players in the MJHL.

2008-09: Collins appeared in 33 games in his freshman season at Cornell, registering 3 goals and 3 assists for the Big Red.

2009-10: In his sophomore season at Cornell, Collins scored 7 goals and added 3 assists in 34 games. Cornell won the ECAC Tournament and appeared in the school's second consecutive NCAA tournament.

2010-11: Collins scored 7 goals with 8 assists and was -9 with 20 PMs in his junior season at Cornell. He skated in all 34 games as the Big Red, normally a power in the ECAC Hockey League, struggled to stay above .500 and finished in a three-way tie for fourth in the league standings.

2011-12: Collins wore the “A” at Cornell during his senior season and scored career highs with 13 goals and as many assists. After his season ended, he headed to Springfield and showed a lot of promise with five points in eight games.

2012-13: Collins made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets on February 18th and played in five games for Columbus; spending most of his first pro season with the AHL's Springfield Falcons. Collins was -2 with no points and 6 penalty minutes, averaging 12:29 minutes of ice time for Columbus. In 64 AHL games he scored 11 goals with 20 assists and was +15 with 24 penalty minutes. Springfield finished first in the Northeast Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. In eight playoff games Collins was -5 with no points and 4 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Collins needs to work on his puck control, but after four years playing competitively at Cornell a good amount of his game is pretty seasoned. His is known for his dedication to the game and his respected work ethic. He is going to be the guy who is going to block a shot or throw a big hit to swing momentum in his team’s favor.

 

Future

Cornell University graduate Sean Collins will return to the Springfield Falcons in 2013-14 for his second pro season.

 

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