Collins, 23, just completed his senior season at Cornell University, where he registered 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points, 12 penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating in 34 games, setting career highs in goals, assists and points. He led the club in face-off win percentage (55.6 percent) and ranked second in goals, points, power play goals (three) and shots (80).
Columbus picked Collins with the 187th pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. He was an assistant captain for Cornell during his senior season and they went 19-9-7.
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