Ryan Collins
North American Skater - USA U-18, USHL
Final Rank:57Midterm Rank:32
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 5"Weight:202
Born:May 6, 1996Hometown:Bloomington, Minn.
Born in:Bloomington, MN, USA
Drafted: 2014: 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

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2016-2017MINNESOTABIG10
2015-2016MINNESOTABIG10
2015-2016USA BLUE (2015 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp)NACAMP
2015-2016TEAM USA (2015 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp)NACAMP
2014-2015MINNESOTABIG10
2014-2015UNITED STATES (2015 WJC Championships)ITLTOUR
2014-2015USA WHITE (2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp)NACAMP
2014-2015TEAM USA (2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp)NACAMP
2014-2015UNITED STATES (2015 WJC Selection Camp)NACAMP
2013-2014USA U18 (4-nation in Turku 2013)ITLTOUR
2013-2014USA U18 (5-nation in Dmitrov 2014)ITLTOUR
2013-2014TEAM MULLEN - BLUE (USA Hockey - 2013 All American Prospect Game)NAEVENT
2013-2014USA U-18NTDP5114520
2013-2014USA (2014 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR70226
2012-2013USA U-17NTDP5636920
2011-2012BENILDE-ST. MARGARET'SHIGH-MN