Monday, October 21, 2019

Peter Regin Autograph Card

There are five "known" Danish centres currently playing hockey. One put his professional career on hold and plays at the University of Guelph while furthering his education, Mikkel Aagaard; Lars Eller and Frans Nielsen are in the NHL; the other two are captains of their teams: Julian Jakobsen with the Aalborg Pirates in Denmark, and Peter Regin with the KHL's Helsingin Jokerit.

And Regin's started the season off on the right foot, with 10 points in 17 games so far in the ultra-defensive league.

He left North America after failing to earn a full-time roster spot with the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the 2015-16 season and proceeded to post consecutive 48-point seasons, but the last two had been sub-par, with only 8 goals and 31 points in 56 games in 2017-18 and 2 goals and 10 points in 29 games in 2018-19.

The Ottawa Senators' third-round pick at the 2004 draft (87th overall) is a fine skater, first-tier passer and smart player, but he never seemed to utilize his 6'2" frame and 190 pounds to create any space for himself in the NHL, although he was a decent point producer in the AHL, surpassing the 40-point mark both times he was sent there. In Europe, he can find a similar accent on strategy that best complements his abilities, I think.

Here he is sporting the Sens' red (home) uniform, on card #S-RE from Upper Deck's 2009-10 Be A Player set and Be A Player Signatures sub-set:
It features a black-sharpied on-sticker autograph that incorporates his jersey number (43).

Fun fact: the two goalies on Jokerit aren't playing at the same level so far this year, which may warrant a post or two on my part sooner rather than later:
courtesy of HockeyDB
Regin is six games away with Team Denmark from the century mark (100).

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