The 2022 version of our Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25 countdown list begins with a promising, young defensemen.
#25 Nolan Collins, RD
2021 Ranking: n/a
Age: 18 (April 28, 2004)
Acquired Via: sixth round pick, 2021 draft
Height/Weight: 6’3”, 191 pounds
The Penguins picked up Nolan Collins in the sixth round of this year’s NHL draft. That puts him as a long-shot prospect, but one worth the chance with his 6’3 frame, right shot and upside. Collins is a very raw and green prospect, like so many he had to deal with the COVID interruptions that more or less wiped out a season in 2020-21, making 2021-22 his first year in the OHL.