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Sean Collins (ice hockey forward, born 1983)

Sean Collins (born February 9, 1983) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the 9th round (289th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Sean Collins
Born (1983-02-09) February 9, 1983 (age 36)
Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Philadelphia Phantoms
Worcester Sharks
ECHL
Wheeling Nailers
Mestis
Sport
CHL
Tulsa Oilers
NHL Draft 289th overall, 2002
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2005–2009

Playing careerEdit

Collins was the third last player (289th overall) selected in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.[1] When drafted, Collins was playing with the New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team of NCAA's Division I Hockey East Association where he scored 77 goals and 96 assists in his four-year career with the UNH Wildcats.

He began his professional career in 2005. In the 2005–06 ECHL season he scored 27 goals and added 49 assists to lead the Wheeling Nailers in points, and the following year he posted identical numbers. Collins played three seasons (2005–08) for the Nailers, recording 69 goals and 139 assists for a total of 208 points. He had two AHL call-ups in 2006-07, playing three games for the Philadelphia Phantoms and four games for the Worcester Sharks. In 2008–09 he signed for Sport in the Mestis, the second-tier league in Finland, but played just four games before returning to North America with the Tulsa Oilers in the Central Hockey League.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 University of New Hampshire HE 40 20 25 45 4
2002–03 University of New Hampshire HE 41 22 8 30 12
2003–04 University of New Hampshire HE 41 16 26 42 28
2004–05 University of New Hampshire HE 42 19 26 42 28
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 8 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 62 27 49 76 16 9 7 9 16 6
2006–07 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 57 27 49 76 43
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 0 2 2 0
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 55 15 41 56 50
2008–09 Sport Mestis 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Tulsa Oilers CHL 42 11 17 28 23
ECHL totals 174 69 139 208 109 9 7 9 16 6
AHL totals 15 0 4 4 4

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holland, Dave (2003). Total NHL: The Ultimate Source on the National Hockey League. D. Diamond and Associates. p. 422. ISBN 0-920445-86-1.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chuck Kobasew
Hockey East Rookie of the Year
2001–02
Succeeded by
Jimmy Howard