Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Delaney Collins was not the best known member of Team Canada's women's national team in the 2000s. But she was a nice contributor to three world championship gold medals - in 2000, 2004 and 2007. She also won silvers in 2005 and 2008.
Collins was a tiny defender, known for her smart offensive play and strong passing ability. In 95 official international games Collins scored 8 goals and 31 assists for 39 points.
Collins never represented Team Canada at the Olympics. She was one of the final cuts in 2002 and 2006, while a serious concussion injury in 2008 really curtailed her career and all but officially ended any real chance of playing at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
The native of Pilot Mound, Manitoba played two seasons at the University of Alberta and played with Calgary in the WWHL and Brampton in the CWHL..
"DC" officially retired in the summer of 2011, at the age of 34. She is looking forward to teaching the next generation of hockey stars.
Delaney's father Rod has extensive coaching experience with the famous prep school Shattuck's St. Mary's in Fairbault, Minnesota.