Draft Prospect - 2014
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Ryan Collins
North American Skater
USA U-18, USHL
Final Rank:  57 Midterm Rank:  32
Position:  Defenceman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 5" Weight:  202
Born:  6 May 1996 Hometown:  Bloomington, Minn.
Birthplace:  Bloomington, MN, USA
Drafted:  CBJ (2nd Round / 47th Overall)
• A stay-at-home defenseman, Collins totaled seven points (1-6—7) in 59 games with the U.S. Under-18 National Team in 2013-14. He then captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, tallying two assists in seven games.

• He will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2014, along with fellow National Team Development Program defenseman Jack Glover (No. 38-ranked North American skater). The two have been teammates since 2011-12 at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, earning a bronze medal at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and gold at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship.

• Collins posted four points (1-3—4) in 23 games for Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in 2011-12. The team captured their first-ever AA title with a 5-1 win over Hill-Murray School in the Minnesota state championship game.

• Collins was a teammate of Jack Jablonski while with Benilde-St. Margaret’s in 2011-12. Jablonski’s story touched the hockey world when he was paralyzed after crashing into the boards during a game with the junior varsity team on December 30, 2011.

• His uncle, Jim Warner, was selected by the New York Rangers in the 23rd round (245th overall) of the 1974 NHL Draft. He played four years with Colorado College in the NCAA before joining the Hartford Whalers for 32 games in 1979-80. He also represented the U.S. at various international events. Ryan’s father, Dan, played hockey at Connecticut College.

• A Kennedy Youth Hockey graduate, Collins also skated for the Minneapolis Park bantam team in 2010-11 before being selected by the Portland Winterhawks in the eighth round (174th overall) of the 2011 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

NEWS

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FAVORITES


NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player: Alex Pietrangelo
Shootout move: “T.J. Oshie, fake to the backhand”
Goal celebration: “One knee, scoop some ice”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Never Back Down
TV show: Friday Night Lights
Actor: Julianne Hough
Musician: Luke Bryan
Website: YouTube
Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
Athlete (non-hockey): Cristiano Ronaldo

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2012-2013
USA U-17
USHL
56
3
6
9
20
2013-2014
USA U-18
USHL
51
1
4
5
20