Dan Collins (RW)
Acquired: Florida Panthersâ€™ third-round selection (90th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Last Season: Completed second season in Rochester with seven points (5+2) and 25 PIM in 56 games... Returned to the lineup against Syracuse on 1/22... Missed the last four games (1/11-1/18) with an injury... Netted a goal at Houston on 12/10 to earn second star honors... Scored both goals in Rochesterâ€™s 4-2 loss to the Manchester Monarchs on 11/21 to earn second star honors... Made his season debut against Binghamton on 10/12
2006-07: Named the second-best shot in Western Conference Coaches Poll...Served as an alternate captain...Attended the USAâ€™s 2006 National Junior Evaluation Camp...Averaged more than a point per game with the Plymouth Whalers...Finished out the season third on his team in scoring
2005-06: 14 of his 29 goals came on the power play...Notched his first playoff goals with a hat trick, including two on the power-play and the OT game-winner...Finished fourth on the team in scoring despite being injured and missing the final 34 games of the season...Named the Booster Club Player of the Month for September/October
2004-05: Won a gold medal playing with Team USA at the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic...Named the Whalersâ€™ Most Improved Player...Played in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game...Won a gold medal playing with Team USA in the 2004 Compuware Four Nations Cup