The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Alec Regula (RAH-goo-lah) from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Brendan Perlini. Regula will remain with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.
Regula, 19, was drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (67th overall) of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft. He is a co-captain for London and has 11 points (4G, 7A) in 10 games for the Knights this season. Regula notched OHL career highs in goals (11), assists (28) and points (39) in 66 regular-season games for the Knights during the 2018-19 campaign. He added two markers and four assists in 11 postseason games. That season he was teammates with Blackhawks 2018 first round pick, Adam Boqvist.
A native of West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, Regula was named to the 2017-18 OHL First All-Rookie Team after tallying seven goals and 18 helpers in a career-high 67 regular-season games, while also skating in four OHL playoff games. Regula helped the Chicago Steel capture the 2017 Clark Cup after registering five points (1G, 4A) in 53 regular-season games and one assist in five USHL postseason contests.
In 47 games with the Blackhawks after being acquired on Nov. 25, 2018 from the Arizona Coyotes, Perlini had 12 goals and three assists.