Friday, August 03, 2007

Fury re-signs Collins for fourth season

The Muskegon Fury signed forward Billy Collins today for his fourth full season with the Fury.

Collins, 25, scored 11 goals and 26 points last season for Muskegon and was also a member of the 2005 Colonial Cup championship team.

“We’re glad to have Billy back on board with us for another Fury season," said Muskegon head coach Bruce Ramsay. "He has been a consistent player for us over the years and has really excelled in the playoffs. He also has shown the ability to be an effective penalty-killer. Billy possesses the special talent of having excellent hands, especially in close and his overall size and strength are true assets for us.”

In the 2005-06 season, the former Wayne State standout (2001-2004) was awarded the Fury team award for Most Improved Player, recording 37 points in 73 games on 18 goals and 19-assists with 154 penalty minutes.

Collins was originally the Fury's fourth-round pick in the 2004 North American Amateur Draft.

Muskegon now has five players under contract for 2007-2008.


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