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Bill Collins
Bill Collins
Right Wing
Number: 22
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 178
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 13, 1943
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Montreal with Mickey Redmond and Guy Charron for Frank Mahovlich on January 13, 1971.
Like so many other struggling professional hockey players, mired in the confines of the minor leagues, Bill Collins can thank NHL expansion for his having the opportunity to have played in the elite league. After toiling in the minors for four years, Collins, and others like him, got the chance to play hockey at the highest level when the league doubled in size from six to 12 teams for the 1967-68 season. Collins signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota North Stars. In 71 games that year, he scored nine times and had 20 points.

In 1968-69, Collins again scored nine goals in a 19-point season. The following year he potted a career-high 29 goals for the North Stars. In 1970-71, he joined the Montreal Canadiens for 40 games in a trade that sent Jude Drouin to Minnesota before being dealt to the Detroit Red Wings, where he enjoyed the best years of his career. In 1971-72 and 1972-73, Collins scored 40 and 42 points, respectively. Midway through the 1973-74 season he was sent to the Detroit Red Wings.

Collins also had a 50-game stopover with the Rangers in New York in 1975-76 but found himself on the move again the following season, starting the year with the Philadelphia Flyers. That experiment lasted just nine games before he was moved to the Washington Capitals, where he finished out the balance of his NHL career.

In an 11-year NHL career, Collins played 768 games, scoring 157 goals and 311 points.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59