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.

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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

Tommy Tartaglione named ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tommy Tartaglione of the Regina Pats is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Sunday March 4, 2007 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record, along with a 0.500 goals against average, a 0.980 save percentage and a shutout. 

Tuesday night, Tartaglione stopped 27 shots to backstop the Pats to a 3-1 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans.  On Sunday, he stopped all 22 shots to record his third shutout of the season as the Pats skated to a 5-0 home ice victory over the East Division rival Saskatoon Blades. 

The 18-year old from Harbor City, California is in his second WHL season and currently has a 9-5-1 record in 20 appearances.

Steve Mason of the London Knights was the OHL nominee after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a 2.000 goals against average and 0.944 save percentage while Michel Dupont of the Baie Comeau Drakkar was the QMJHL nominee after going 2-1-0 with a 1.55 goals against average and 0.929 save percentage in three games last week. Read more»

1997 draft reentries

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As the 1997 NHL entry draft quickly appraoches most of the names being
touted as the next stars in the NHL are Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and
Robeto Luongo. But there are a select few (51 to be exact) who have already
been drafted into the NHL but failed to come to terms with there respective
teams, so they will be re-entering the 1997 NHL draft. These players have
not been signed for numerous reasons such as money (which is the most
common), the player in the view of his draftee team did not feel the player
deserved a contract or the player may have felt he would have a better shot
at making the NHL with a different organization. Here is a list of the more
prominent players who will be attending the NHL draft in Pittsburgh Saturday.

Brad Larsen: A two time World Junior gold medalist with Team Canada. Larsen was
the team captain in 1997. An honest player who gives it his all
every shift and every game. A projected 3rd line winger, with
tones of leadership. A player every team needs come playoffs.

John Tripp: This guy hits like a Mack truck. Was a scoring force for the OHL
champion Oshawa Generals durin there playoff drive, but don’t
expect too many goals at the NHL level from yet another Kingston
born hockey player (Doug Gilmour & Kirk Muller). Another 3rd
line winger, who loves to hit and hit to hurt. If Tripp
gained some confidence from the OHL playoffs then just maybe he Read more»