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Prospects Report: October 30

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

Every Thursday throughout the 2008-09 season, will bring you the "Prospect Report" to keep Columbus fans updated on the next wave of Blue Jackets players.


Allen York, G
19 years old, 6-4, 170 pounds (Wetaskiwin, Alberta)
Columbus' 6th pick, 158th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft

Allen began his collegiate hockey career this fall after enrolling at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and playing for the Engineers. In the Governer's Cup third-place game, York led the engineers to a 2-1 victory over Robert Morris by a score of 2-1. York made 40 saves and only allowed one goal while improving to 1-1-0 on the year.


Brent Regner, D
19 years old, 5-11, 175 pounds (Westlock, AB)
Columbus' 7th pick, 137th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Regner is now in his fourth year with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. During the 2007-08 Playoffs, Regner developed a hot hand, leading all defenseman on the Giants in scoring. He's picked up right where he left off last year as through 12 games played thus far, he already has registered two goals and six assists.


Kirill Starkov, C
21 years old, 6-0, 194 pounds (Yekaterinburg, RUS)
Columbus' 7th pick, 189th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft

After spending time with both the Youngstown Steelhounds and the Syracuse Crunch during the 2007-08 campaign, Kirill continues to progress through the Blue Jackets minor league system by starting this season in Syracuse. In five games thus far with the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate, the Russian native has tallied one goal and one assist.


Cameron Atkinson, RW

19 years old, 5-9, 165 pounds (Riverside, CT)
Columbus' 8th pick, 157th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

After earning Prep Player of the Year and All-New England East honors as a senior forward at Avon Old Farms during the 2007-08 season, Atkinson has enrolled at Boston College to begin collegiate career. In 4 games this season, the freshman from Connecticut has found the back of the net already and looks to continue developing his career at the amateur level.


Sean Collins, C

19 years old, 6-3, 184 pounds (Saskatoon, SK)
Columbus' 9th pick, 187th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

In 2007, Collins was a second-team MJHL All-Star following the 2007-08 season that also saw him win the league's Lorne Lyndon Trophy. Collins finished second in the MJHL in scoring, registering 115 points in 60 games on 51 goals and 64 assists. The Cornell Big Red will officially start their season on November 7 when they travel to Princeton to take on the Tigers.

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