The Ottawa Senators today assigned centre Peter Regin
to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
Regin made his National Hockey League debut in Ottawa’s 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals last night, recording 10:08 of playing time.
Regin’s appearance made him only the fifth player born in Denmark to have played in an NHL game. The others are Poul Popiel (Boston Bruins, 1965-66), Jannik Hansen (Vancouver Canucks, 2007-08), Frans Nielsen (New York Islanders, 2006-07) and Mikkel Boedker (Phoenix Coyotes, 2008-09).
In his first season with the B-Sens, Regin has scored eight goals and added 12 assists while recording 24 penalty minutes in 29 games. The 22-year-old, who missed 12 games due to injury, has recorded five multi-point games. The 6-2, 195-pound centre has had two-goal games twice, including Binghamton’s 6-4 win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday, Jan. 16.
Regin was Ottawa’s second third-round pick, 87th overall, in the 2004 NHL entry draft.
The Binghamton Senators (22-13-3-3) next see action tonight when they host the Philadelphia Phantoms.