Apr 9, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Ottawa Senators center Peter Regin (13) talks to the referee after he was called for a plenty against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Making The Grade: Peter Regin

PETER REGIN

 

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.

 

What grade would you give Peter Regin for his performance in the 2013 Season?

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  • Jamie Clarke

    Regin is actually a player I’d love to see resigned. Which will make people hate me immediately. I think the guy knows he is destined for a 2 way contract. Sign him, send him to the minors and let him get back his touch. Not only is he injury plagued, or has been, but his play looks like his confidence is shattered.

    Regin’s a solid player, who should have a scoring touch, get that back and I’d have Regin any day.

    He’s low cost, especially after that last season. Get him for a bargain basement price and let him get his feet wet in Bingo.

    That said, I’d still give him an F.

    • Jared Crozier

      Five Reasons why that might not work: Pageau, Stone, Puempel, Prince,Noesen

      • Jamie Clarke

        Those are 5 pretty fantastic reasons, but for a club that thought giving Hugh Jessiman a contract was an okay idea, I don’t see how this is a bad one. Pageau will probably be pushing main club duties next year, and we all hope Stone will be for sure. I’d give him the contract, and if Andre Petersson can get back to the player we all hope he can be, I’d leave Regin on the bench and let him walk at the end of the year.

        While our club has some fantastic depth right now, growing pieces is a worthwhile endeavor, especially when the piece has raw talent, and is just lacking confidence.

        My arm chair GMing say bring him in, show him what he has to compete against (with a 2 way contract) and hopefully he develops into either a player we can use, or a trade piece.