Maine Hockey Journal

Collins hired by Columbus as Strength and Conditioning Coach

The Portland Pirates lost a coach to the Columbus Blue Jackets after all.

The Blue Jackets announced today that Pirates Assistant Coach Kevin Collins has taken been hired as their new Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The opening came about after Barry Brennan took a job in a similar capacity with the Atlanta Thrashers.

There is a connection with recently hired head coach Scott Arniel, who was an assistant in Buffalo while Collins was working with the Sabres prospects in Rochester and eventually in Portland when the Sabres moved their affiliate.

The Detroit, Michigan native attended SUNY Brockport, where he played four years of collegiate hockey.

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