Kevin Regan

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Kevin Regan
Kevin Regan.jpg
Born (1984-25-07) January 7, 1984 (age 29)
South Boston, Massachusetts
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Fife Flyers
Hockey Club Valpellice (Serie A)

Reading Royals (ECHL)
Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)
Providence Bruins (AHL)
New Hampshire Wildcats (NCAA)
Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

NHL Draft 277th overall, 2003
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2007–present

Kevin Regan (born July 25, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for Fife Flyers of the EIHL. A former player for the UNH Ice Hockey Team, Regan is the all time leader in save percentage in Hockey East conference games.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in South Boston, Massachusetts, Regan attended Saint Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts. He began his career playing for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL for the 2003–04 season. While playing in Waterloo he was one of the most successful goaltenders that the team has seen, setting team records for single season wins and shutouts. That year the Black Hawks reached the Clark Cup finals and Regan was named the Clark Cup MVP.[2] A lifelong Boston Bruins fan, he was drafted by the Bruins in the ninth round (277 overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

He then attended the University of New Hampshire from 2004 until 2008. In 2005 and 2007 UNH twice reached the Hockey East Championship game, only to lose to Boston College each time.[4] They also advanced to the NCAA tournament each of the four seasons that Regan played.[5] He received several awards his senior season and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[6] He was a unanimous selection as the 2008 Hockey East Player of the Year and also won the Walter Brown Award for best American college hockey player in New England.[6] In addition he was the All-Hockey East First Team goaltender and won Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week seven times.[7] He also set the UNH record for single season save percentage and was the first UNH goaltender to win twenty games in two consecutive seasons.[7] He graduated from UNH with a dual major in Finance and Economics. His high GPA earned him a spot on the Hockey East’s All-Academic Team.[8]

After graduating, he spent the 2008–09 and 2009–10 played two seasons playing in the American Hockey League and the ECHL. He was signed by the Providence Bruins in 2008, where he initially served as a backup to Tuukka Rask.[9] While in the AHL he was hampered by hip injuries, including a torn labrum, that required multiple surgeries.[2][10] He was briefly called up to the Boston Bruins in January 2009 but did not see any action.[11] After recovering from his injuries he moved to Italy in 2010 to play for Hockey Club Valpellice of Serie A. At Valpellice he has eight teammates from North America.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T/OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 50 28 19 1 2809 111 6 2.37 .915
2004–05 University of New Hampshire HE 23 15 4 2 1276 50 0 2.35 .928
2005–06 University of New Hampshire HE 22 8 8 5 1299 57 3 2.63 .914
2006–07 University of New Hampshire HE 35 24 9 2 2066 71 3 2.06 .935
2007–08 University of New Hampshire HE 32 23 8 1 1958 72 3 2.21 .930
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 1 1 0 0 60 0 1 0 1.00
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 21 9 7 2 1124 56 0 2.99 .896
2008–09 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 1 1 1 0 120 5 0 2.50 .904
2008–09 Alaska Aces ECHL 4 2 2 0 243 10 0 2.47 .924
2009–10 Reading Royals ECHL 6 2 2 2 367 23 0 3.76 .896
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 21 8 11 0 1159 49 0 2.54 .915
AHL totals 43 18 18 2 1038 105 1 2.76 .905

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2004–05
All-Hockey East First Team 2007–08
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goaltending Records (Career)". hockeyeastonline.com. Hockey East. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Where Are They Now: Kevin Regan". waterlooblackhawks.com. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "2003 NHL Entry Draft". Hockeydb.com. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hockey East Championship All-Time Results". hockeyeastonline.com. Hockey East. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "New Hampshire Men's Hockey Team History". New Hampshire Men's Hockey. USCHO.com. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "2008 Hobey Baker Award Finalists Announced". Inside College Hockey. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "New Hampshire’s Regan Wins Walter Brown Award". USCHO.com. USCHO Staff Report. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Kaufman, Adam (29 March 2010). "South Boston's Kevin Regan Feels Right at Home as Role Model on P-Bruins". NESN. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Shinzawa, Fluto (12 July 2008). "Regan trying to pull out all the stops at Bruins' camp". Boston Globe. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "P-Bruins goalie Regan sidelined indefintely because of a torn labrum in his hip". Providence Journal. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Regan called up by Bruins". Fosters Daily Democrat. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Curry
Hockey East Player of the Year
2007–08
Succeeded by
Brad Thiessen