We are only two weeks into the hockey season and I’m already exhausted. I’ve also made at least two jokes about not knowing the Ottawa Senators. Both true.
So this week, we bring you learning.
Foxy Friday: Peter Regin
Peter is a 26-year old center from Herning, Denmark. He’s got an old-school Zack Morris thing going on, minus the teal varsity jacket (nobody’s perfect).
This is Peter’s fourth full season with the Senators. He had 13 goals in ’09-’10, then a disappointing 3 goal campaign in ’10-’11 cut short by a season-ending shoulder dislocation in February 2011. The injury, corrected twice by surgery, sidelined him for all but 10 games last season.
During the lockout, he earned 5 points in just 4 games with Switzerland’s SC Langenthal. Now, he’s back in the Ottawa lineup and hopefully healthy, because he’s got big skates to fill.
Originally destined for the Seantors’ third or fourth line [HockeyBuzz.com], the recent injury to center (and everyone’s boyfriend ever, says Jess) Jason Spezza creates an interesting space for Regin.
He’s already spent time filling Spezza’s spot on the Senators top-line.
Peter doesn’t have any points yet this season, but his 12 shots on goal show some promise. Spezza will be out two months for surgery to a herniated disk in his back [Puck Daddy]. This scary forecast for the Senators is Regin’s chance to step up his game.
Read The Ottawa Sun and Ottawa Citizen‘s thoughts on Regin’s 2013 season, written prior to Spezza’s injury. Then quadruple the expectations, pressure and need, and tune in when the Senators face the Hurricanes tonight.
Here’s Regin with Cosmo’s “Hottest Senator” Marc Methot. We think he gives both Marc and our pick Erik Karlsson a run for their money.