The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Krefeld Pinguine (Krefeld Penguins) have re-signed former Vernon Vipers forward Mike Collins. The Pinguine is an ice hockey team in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga hockey league. Their home is in Krefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany at the König Palast.
Collins will be entering his second season with the Pinguine this coming season after signing June 1 2015. In 52 games last year Collins collected (10-goals-15-assists-25-points).
After four years at Merrimack College Collins turned pro in early March 2014. Collins signed a Professional Try Out (PTO) contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Providence Bruins on March 11th 2014. Collins went pointless in four games with the Bruins was released on March 27th 2014. On the same day Collins signed his second pro contract with the AHL Iowa Wild before being released after going pointless in six games. Collins headed to Germany where he played the 2014-15 season with the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Kassel Huskies. The Huskies are a professional ice hockey team based in Kassel, Hesse, Germany that play in the Deutsche Eishockey
Liga Hockey League.
Collins played two season's in Vernon (2008-2010) In 119 regular season games with the Vipers Collins recorded (55-goals-71-assists-126-points).
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This is posted on the Pinguine facebook page:
March 9 2016
After the season is in front of the season! The krefeld pinguine are working flat out on the upcoming 2016/17 Season and could be right with three players of the current cadre, extend it. Steve Hanusch, Norman Hauner and Mike Collins will also be available in the next season the black-and-Yellow Jersey. Hanusch is since 2012, hauner since 2014 and Mike Collins since last season a penguin.
Franz Fritz Meier, head coach krefeld pinguine: " we're in the middle of the planning for the upcoming season. Steve and Norman have their potential not yet quite exhausted and should strengthen our German base, Mike Collins, we have an option."
Rüdiger Noack, sporty consultant krefeld pinguine: " we are now gradually speak with all candidates and the team of the 2016/17 Season, put together with care. In doing so, we want a good mix of young and learn bring on the ice."