Poll: Should the Reign bring back Shawn Collymore?

The rundown on center/left wing Shawn Collymore:

2010-11 stats [career]: 17 goals, 38 points, 36 penalty minutes, -28 rating in 62 games.

Quote: “I’m trying to go to Europe. Hopefully I have an opportunity there. If ever I were to come back and play in the ECHL, this organization is a good one to play for. I’d definitely come back.”

Pros: Collymore only seemed to get better as he took on more responsibility in 2010-11, including moving from center to left wing. His speed stood out among the Reign’s forward corps and helped make him an effective two-way player. He was another calming veteran presence in a young room.

Cons: Collymore was a point-per-game player the last time he was in the ECHL (’07-08) but not this season, save a 10-game stretch in February before he suffered an ankle injury. Was 2010-11 a fluke, or is he starting to decline at age 28?

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • sect122fan

    Hurts to say NO to Colly he is a great guy. At 28 we need to make room for new younger blood, someone hungry to get to the AHL and/or the NHL. Not that Collymore isn’t hungry but at 28 its unlikely.

  • Mr. Edgar Venegas

    I have to agree with Sect122 fan. I feel he is bound for Europe. The Reign need younger players that are hungry to prove themselves

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