Greg Collins becomes fourth import forward for Capitals

Greg Collins pictured scoring for New Hampshire Wildcats
Greg Collins pictured scoring for New Hampshire Wildcats
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Edinburgh Capitals have signed 28-year-old ice hockey forward Greg Collins.

The American joins from Dutch side HYS The Hague, where he was a team-mate of former Capital Les Reaney, finishing as the country’s third highest points scorer with 26 goals and 55 assists from 34 league games.

Collins, who has also played professionally in North America and Germany, is the seventh player, and fourth import forward, signed up for the new season which gets underway in September, and he said: “I’m excited for this opportunity and my first season in the EIHL with the Capitals. Knowing that this league is getting stronger each year, I will do my part to contribute to the teams’ success by using my speed, play-making skills and strong work ethic. I am thrilled to start the season in Edinburgh; I have only heard great things about the city’s culture and its people.”

Capitals co-owner Scott Neil added: “We’ve been talking to Greg for the last five or six weeks. I’ve spoken to Les Reaney about him who told us he was a good little player, fast, gritty and skilled. He has experience of the East Coast League back home, and had a career best season last year, and we’re looking forward to him coming over.

“Up front we have two import spots remaining, three, if we can find the budget. We’re looking at and talking to some pretty offensive guys, there are lots of options out there and we hope to have more signing news soon.”