The Winter Olympics are over, viagra sale and after a very disappointing finish, the members of the U.S. Men’s Hockey team returned to their respective NHL teams, while the non-Olympians headed back to practice yesterday.
To refresh your memory, the Blackhawks acquired two new players from the New York Islanders before the Olympic torch was lit in Sochi: Pierre-Marc Bouchard and our HAM of the Week, center Peter Regin.
Regin made his debut less than 24 hours after being acquired in the February 7 shutout loss against the Phoenix Coyotes. Despite being blanked for the first time this season and playing without star forward Kaner, Regin had plenty of ice time. The 27-year-old Danish center is on the second line, playing with former HAMs of the Week Brandon Saad and Kris Versteeg.
Raised in Herning, Denmark, the 6’2”, 205 lbs Regin began his career with his hometown team, the Herning Blue Fox of the Danish Elite League from 2002-05, winning Rookie of the Year in 2004. After being drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the third-round of the 2004 NHL draft, he joined the Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League for three seasons, registering 25 goals and 33 assists.
Regin signed with the Senators in 2008, playing for the team’s minor league team, the Binghampton Senators of the AHL, for his inaugural season before being called up in 2009. In addition, Regin also played in the international league with his native Denmark 14 times from 2002-2010, competing in the IIHF World Junior Championships and the World Championships in the last six appearances.
Only one of six Danish players in the NHL, Regin has had 21 goals and 41 assists in 222 games in five and half seasons in his NHL career.
Regin has had two goals and five assists in the 44 games he’s played as an Islander, and although he’s had a decent start in his last five and a half seasons in the NHL, he’s certainly proved his strengths on the ice—even to being dubbed the Danish Wayne Gretzky.
He seems to be a little quieter than his more outspoken teammates, but he’s certainly got the looks to match the hottest team in the NHL, both literally and figuratively. He’s got the clean-cut vibe and an adorable accent. It seems Coach Q has our interests in mind when selecting new trades—we’re already in love with Regin.
And once the Blackhawks resume play on Thursday, they’re going to need Gretzky-like power from their newcomer. Regin is expected to bring a fresh dose of depth, especially in the power play, something this Blackhawks team needs to lead a successful second half.
Regin’s not on Twitter yet—but it shouldn’t be too long before Andrew Shaw makes his move and verify the newest Blackhawk. He’ll “Reign” over social media in no time.
Look out for Regin and the rest of the Blackhawks on Thursday against the New York Rangers and Saturday’s much-anticipated game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field.