The Blackhawks have added another young blueliner to their prospect pool, acquiring the rights to 19-year-old Alec Regula from Detroit on Monday night in exchange for forward Brendan Perlini.
Here's what you need to know about the third-round pick from the 2018 draft (67th overall):
Regula is in his third season with the OHL's London Knights, where he was teammates with fellow 2018 selection Adam Boqvist during the 2018-19 campaign. The 6-foot-4 blueliner has 75 points (18G, 57A) in 143 games over the last two-plus seasons, including over a point-per-game rate this season with 11 points (4G, 7A) in 10 contests. Regula will remain with the Knights for the remainder of their season.
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During the 2016-17 USHL season, Regula played 53 games (1G, 4A) for the Chicago Steel as they captured the team's first Clark Cup. He played in five playoff games for the Steel in the title run.
A native of West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, Reglua grew up one town over from current Blackhawk Alex DeBrincat, of the neighboring Farmington Hills. The two followed a similar path to Chicago as teenagers, DeBrincat playing high school hockey at Lake Forest Academy and Regula joining the Steel at 16 years old.