COPENHAGEN – After Frans Nielsen (New York Islanders) and Jannik Hansen (Vancouver Canucks), Peter Regin could become the third Danish player in the National Hockey League. The 22-year-old centre and the Ottawa Senators have agreed on a two-year contract.
“I’m very proud and pleased about the contract,” Regin told TV2. “I spent a day with Frans Nielsen and I had a lot of questions about all sort of things over there.”
After having played for his hometown team Herning, Regin had three seasons in the Swedish Elitserien with Timra IK. In 2007-2008, he had 14 goals and 26 assists in 66 games, and he played his fourth consecutive IIHF World Championship with the Danish national team this month. Regin was Ottawa’s third-round draft pick in 2004.
While Regin will join the Sens for their rookie camp on June 29th, Timra IK lost another important centre after the Finn Riku Hahl. According to Swedish media reports, Hahl hopes to get an NHL contract as well, and he’s also rumoured with Frolunda Gothenburg.