Brent Regner

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Brent Regner
Brent Regner Wolves.jpg
Born (1989-05-17) May 17, 1989 (age 25)
Westlock, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
NHL Draft 137th overall, 2008
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2009–present

Brent Regner (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League (AHL) whilst under contract to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Regner was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round (137th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

After completing two years of midget hockey with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, Regner debuted at the junior level in the 2005–06 season. He played one game with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) while also appearing in five games with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The following season, he recorded 6 points in 64 games as a rookie with the Giants. Regner added 6 points in 22 playoff games, helping the Giants to the President's Cup Finals, where they were defeated by the Medicine Hat Tigers in seven games. Despite the loss, the Giants went on to the 2007 Memorial Cup, qualifying as the pre-determined tournament host team. In the national tournament, Vancouver and Medicine Hat met again in the final, with the Giants winning 3–1.

Playing in his second full WHL season, Regner improved to 47 points in 72 games. The Giants failed to defend their Memorial Cup title, losing in the second round of the WHL playoffs to the Spokane Chiefs. Regner added 10 points in 10 playoff games. In the off-season, he was selected in the fifth round, 137th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Returning for a third and final junior season in 2008–09, Regner recorded 67 points in 70 games, setting a Giants team record for most points by a defenceman in one year. He surpassed teammate Jonathon Blum's mark of 63 points, set the previous season. Regner's record was short-lived, as Kevin Connauton recorded 72 points in 2009–10.[1]

Professional[edit]

After being signed to an entry-level contract by the Blue Jackets in the off-season, Regner turned professional with the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, in 2009–10.[2] He recorded 19 points over 56 games in his AHL rookie year. Regner switched teams the following season as the Blue Jackets changed their AHL affiliate to the Springfield Falcons in the summer. Maintaining a similar scoring pace, he registered 20 points in 50 games with the Falcons.

A free agent following the completion of his entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets, Regner was signed to a one-year American League contract with the Peoria Rivermen on September 17, 2012.[3]

After the two seasons spent primarily within the St. Louis Blues AHL afffiliations, Regner was signed to a one-year, two-way NHL contract with the Blues on July 1, 2014.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regner (left) and Vancouver Giants teammate Casey Pierro-Zabotel (right) in November 2008
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Fort Saskatchewan Rangers AMHL 36 2 13 15 24
2005–06 Fort Saskatchewan Rangers AMHL 36 9 25 34 30 14 1 7 8 0
2005–06 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 5 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Vancouver Giants WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Vancouver Giants WHL 64 1 5 6 19 22 0 6 6 10
2007–08 Vancouver Giants WHL 72 8 39 47 45 10 0 10 10 10
2008–09 Vancouver Giants WHL 70 15 52 67 42 17 2 11 13 6
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 4 16 20 22
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 56 6 13 19 17
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 75 2 29 31 26
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 66 3 15 18 22
2012–13 Evansville Icemen ECHL 2 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 7 0 1 1 7
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 63 3 21 24 36 9 2 4 6 6
AHL totals 317 18 95 113 130 9 2 4 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connauton: Old Oiler fan turned Canuck prospect". The Province. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Columbus Signs Defenceman Brent Regner". OurSports Central. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Rivermen ink defenseman Brent Regner". Rivermen.net. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  4. ^ "McRae, Regner get one-year, two-way contracts". St. Louis Blues. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 

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