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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Robyn Regehr

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Throughout the 2005-06 regular season will sit down one-on-one with players and have a little fun while finding out a little more about the player on a personal side.

Defenceman Robyn Regehr was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche as part of the trade that sent Theo Fleury to the Colorado Avalanche in 1999. At the time Regehr was playing for Kamloops in the Western Hockey League but had been drafted in the first round by the Avs in 1998.

A rugged player who can punish opponents, Regehr has blossomed into the defencemen the Flames expected when they traded Fleury, a fan favourite who sits atop the Flames all-time scoring list.

Regehr missed the start of the 2005-06 season with an injury to his right knee. He returned to action on Nov. 3 vs. Columbus after missing 14 games.

Here's our question and answer with Regehr.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

Regehr: I'd have to say motivated

If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

Regehr: Well, I'm from Saskatchewan so I would probably be a farmer.

It's a Saturday night and you are not playing hockey, What would you be doing?

Regehr: I'd probably go for dinner and a movie. I love listening to live music, too. So I might go and see a band.

What's your favourite food:

Regehr: Anything Italian.

What's your favourite Calgary restaurant?

Regehr: Osteria de Medici Restaurant in Kensington

Who is your favourite band right now?

Regehr: I like a lot of music but I'd have to say Crossfade

What is your favourite television show?

Regehr: Do sports highlights count? I guess I'd have to say The Simpson's

What was the first car you owned?

Regehr: An old white Nova SS that I paid $100 for.

Which pro athlete would you most like to spend time with?

Regehr: I'd have to say Tiger Woods because my golf game in in such a shambles.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Regehr: During the lockout I had a chance to go to Australia. I went there for a month and visited a bunch of the small places, not really the big cities. I really enjoyed it and I think that is a place that I would like to go back to,

You have a few hours to kill. Do you read a book or play a video game?

Regehr: That's a tough one. It depends on when. During the off-season I read a lot of books. I really like ken Follet novels. During the season I'd probably have to say a video game. We do a lot of gaming on our computers on road trips. We have a hub and hook four people in. Right now it's Andrew Ference and I against Jarome Iginla and Shean Donovan. We play Empire of the Ages III. It's a game where you have to build your economy, your population, your army.

Playstation or X-Box?

Regehr: I'd say PS2 but that X-Box 360 looks pretty good too,

Compiled by Mitchell Board

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