Season Review – This should have been the year that Peter Regin had dreamed of. Coming off an injury plagued season, he had a long time to prepare and get healthy and then boom…early in the season an injury to the club’s top centre opens up a spot for an offensive-minded centre. Well that dream quickly turned into a nightmare for Regin, who was unable to gain any traction in his play. The result was a very pedestrian 3 assists in 27 games played, with two of them coming in the same game. Quite frankly when I looked at the stats, I was hard pressed to remember him playing in that many games, or even that late into the season (he last played April 9th). It was a very uninspiring performance to put it nicely.
Playoffs – Regin was a standout member of the Black Aces…he never even got close to being in the lineup.
Contract Status – Regin will become an unrestricted free agent on July 5th, after his 1 year, $800,000 contract expires
Importance To Franchise – The one year contract he just completed was the last chance for the Danish Delight. Although it has not been said publicly, I wouldn’t expect Regin to be in the short term or long term plans for the Senators. He is probably destined for a stint in Europe.
Needs to Improve – Health has been a big factor in his development (or rather lack thereof). He could improve in all aspects of the game, in both ends of the ice.
Grade – F…for Frankly disappointing. Regin has shown flashes in the past that he could have turned into a decent player. This was his final, and probably best, opportunity to show it consistently and he failed in that pursuit big time.