Ryan Collins

Columbus Blue Jackets
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Fantasy Summary

He’ll net very few offensive points but could be a shot-blocking asset someday in multi-cat leagues.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 6, 1996
Height 6‘5”
Weight 212 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 2; Overall: 47

Observations

December 2018 – The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned Collins to the Cleveland Monsters in September. It will be his third campaign with the AHL club. He is a defensive-minded player with adequate size but he lacks the mobility required to play in the NHL. With two years remaining on his entry level contract, the Blue Jackets have time to audition him. Collins needs two or three years of development but has the potential to secure a bottom-six role in the NHL. Frank Pellegrini

 

December 2017 – Collins is not a scorer but a bruising and massive d-man who, at age 21, conceivably could add more bulk. While he skates from zone to zone reasonably quickly, as a steady and composed shutdown defender he occasionally loses shifty, quick forwards but can handle most opposing skaters well. Collins’ puck-moving and passing techniques are works in progress. Defense is his calling card. He closes gaps fast and effectively despite average skating speed, and uses his lengthy reach well to stifle rival forwards with pokechecks. A skilled shot-blocker, Collins strives to keep opponents out of the middle of the ice, frequently funneling them toward the boards and away from the net. After a brief, post-NCAA appearance in the AHL last year, Collins is finding his way as an American Leaguer this campaign having skated in about half of the Cleveland Monsters’ contests. Kevin Wickersham


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Benilde-St. Margaret's School USHS-MN 23 1 3 4 6 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1
  Team Southeast UMHSEHL 2 0 1 1 5 |          
  Team Northeast UMHSEHL 5 0 0 0 4 |          
  Metro Southwest UMHSEHL 15 2 1 3 0 |          
  Benilde-St. Margaret's School MN State 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 38 0 4 4 12 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 56 2 7 9 20 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 2 1 3 4 |          
 2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 0 2 2 10 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 59 1 6 7 26 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 6 |          
 2014-2015 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 32 1 8 9 14 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 4 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 29 0 4 4 35 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 37 3 6 9 28 |          
  Cleveland Monsters AHL 5 0 1 1 2 |          
 2017-2018 Cleveland Monsters AHL 57 0 10 10 39 |          
 2018-2019 Cleveland Monsters AHL 48 3 4 7 26 |          

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