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Collins Returns To Reign

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced that center Dusty Collins has joined the Reign after being released from his professional tryout with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

Collins, 25, played 24 games in a Reign jersey to start the 2008-09 season. He racked up 14 points (6g, 8a) and 34 penalty minutes before he was called up to the Manchester Monarchs where he recorded six points (4g, 2a) and 15 penalty minutes in 16 contests. He played the final 34 games of 2008-09 and the entire 2009-10 season as a member of the Manitoba Moose. In 104 games with the Moose, Collins scored 12 points (9g, 3a) and logged 127 penalty minutes.

The Gilbert, Arizona native played for the U.S. National Under-18 team from 2001-2003 before playing four years of NCAA hockey at Northern Michigan University. The Tampa Bay Lightning selected Collins in the 5th round (163rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to joining the Reign in 2008, Collins won the 2007-08 Central Hockey League championship as an Arizona Sun Dog (Phoenix Coyotes’ affiliate). He scored 53 points (23g, 30a) in 63 regular season games and seven points (2g, 5a) in 17 playoff games.

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