Rob Collins (ice hockey)
Robert "Rob" Collins (born March 15, 1978) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for the Düsseldorfer EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Collins played eight games for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Collins was born in Peterborough, Ontario.
March 15, 1978|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)|
New York Islanders|
After four seasons with Ferris State University, Collins signed with the New York Islanders as an undrafted free-agent in 2003. Collins spent four seasons in the American Hockey League, one for the Grand Rapids Griffins and three for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
He played eight regular season games for the Islanders during the 2005–06 NHL season. On December 19, 2005, he scored his first NHL goal and added an assist against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a high scoring 9-6 defeat.
Despite his lack of NHL experience, his scoring record with the Sound Tigers was impressive, scoring a total of 53 goals and 163 points in 220 games over three seasons.
In the 2006–07 season, Collins signed with German team, the DEG Metro Stars of the DEL. After five seasons with the Stars it was confirmed on March 18, 2011, that Collins would join fellow DEL club, the Hamburg Freezers, for the 2011–12 season.
Collins returned to play in North America after 7 seasons in Germany, in signing with the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League for their inaugural 2013–14 season. Collins established himself as a top line player with 46 points in 39 games before leaving at the back end of the season to finish the year in the German DEL with Kölner Haie.
On May 5, 2014, Collins signed a one-year contract to return to Düsseldorfer EG, continuing on from his 5 previous seasons with the club.
|1998–99||Ferris State University||NCAA||36||3||9||12||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Ferris State University||NCAA||38||11||20||31||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Ferris State University||NCAA||35||15||17||32||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Ferris State University||NCAA||36||15||33||48||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||5||0||2||2||-2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||73||11||20||31||16||15||3||8||11||10|
|2003–04||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||75||9||23||32||42||7||3||5||8||10|
|2004–05||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||78||23||39||62||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||67||21||48||69||54||7||4||2||6||10|
|2005–06||New York Islanders||NHL||8||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||52||21||22||43||30||4||1||2||3||4|
|2007–08||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||54||18||39||57||58||13||3||8||11||14|
|2008–09||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||46||12||34||46||80||16||6||5||11||18|
|2009–10||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||54||22||29||51||99||3||1||2||3||6|
|2010–11||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||49||11||37||48||52||9||3||2||5||12|
Awards and achievementsEdit
|All-CCHA First Team||2001-02|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2001–02|
- "Belfour moves into second place despite allowing six goals". CBS Sports. 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Rob Collins signs with Freezers" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
- "Brampton Beast sign Rob Collins and Josh McQuade". oursportscentral.com. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "Commitment by Rob Collins" (in German). Düsseldorfer EG. 2014-05-05. Archived from the original on 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-05.