16U Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Dan Collins

16U Head Coach / Director of Hockey Operations

HOMETOWN
Syracuse, N.Y.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
2003-07: Plymouth Whalers (OHL) – Won OHL championship as assistant captain, 185 points (86 goals) in 237 games
2005: U.S. National Team Development Program (18s) – Won U-18 IIHF World Championship
2007-10: Rochester Americans (AHL) – Third-round pick of Florida Panthers in 2005 NHL Draft
2007-08: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
2009-10: Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL)

COACHING EXPERIENCE
2018-20: Buffalo Jr. Sabres head coach – Two state championships, reached USA Hockey national quarterfinals
2020 to present: BK Selects 16U head coach – 2022 USA Hockey national championship, NE Pack championship, state championship, 2021 national semifinals, 2022 USHL Fall Classic runner-up

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT BK?
The reason I chose to work at BK is because working here allows me to fulfill my passion, which is to help lead and educate young men through the challenges of hockey and life.

WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My wife Heather and I have two kids, Lyla and Graham, and two dogs, Avery and Oliver.

Current Team
BK 16U Boys