The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Sean Collins to a standard two-year entry level contract, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
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).
A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Collins finished his career with the Big Red totaling 30-27-57 and 60 penalty minutes in 135 games from 2008-12. He was the Blue Jackets’ ninth pick, 187th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft.