The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed forward Chris Collins to an American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Wednesday.
Collins, a native of Fairport, New York, spent his last two professional seasons in Germany with the Augsberg Panthers (DEL), where he posted 79 points (37G, 42A) and 150 penalty minutes over 80 games. His 46 points last season ranked him sixth on the Panthers in scoring.
The 5-8, 202-lb. left wing also logged 43 points (24G, 19A) in 99 regular-season games in the AHL, all as a member of the Providence Bruins, from 2006-08.
Collins completed his four-year collegiate career at Boston College (HE) in 2005-06, a season in which he tied for the nation’s lead with 63 points (34G, 29A). He was one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, and helped lead the Eagles to the Frozen Four. He was also named Hockey East’s Player of the Year.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will begin its 12th season of play in the American Hockey League this fall at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Full and partial season ticket plans are on sale now by contacting the Penguins ticket offices at (570) 208-PENS.