Rob Collins

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Rob Collins
Born (1978-03-15) March 15, 1978 (age 39)
Peterborough, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Düsseldorfer EG
New York Islanders
Hamburg Freezers
Kölner Haie
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present

Robert Collins (born March 15, 1978) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently playing 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2011–12 Hamburg Freezers DEL 44 11 24 35 32 5 0 1 1 14
2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 43 7 18 25 50 6 2 5 7 6
2013–14 Brampton Beast CHL 39 15 31 46 53
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 9 0 5 5 2 16 3 12 15 35
2014–15 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 52 15 20 35 30 12 2 3 5 16
2015–16 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 51 16 22 38 50 5 0 1 1 6
2016–17 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 52 9 26 35 38
DEL totals 506 142 276 418 521 89 21 41 62 121
NHL totals 8 1 1 2 0

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 2001-02
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2001–02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belfour moves into second place despite allowing six goals". CBS Sports. 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Rob Collins signs with Freezers" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Brampton Beast sign Rob Collins and Josh McQuade". oursportscentral.com. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Commitment by Rob Collins" (in German). Düsseldorfer EG. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 

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