Brent Regner
Brent Regner and Casey Pierro-Zabotel.jpg
Regner (left) and Vancouver Giants teammate Casey Pierro-Zabotel (right) in November 2008
Position Defence
Shot Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Columbus Blue Jackets
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Born (1989-05-17)May 17, 1989,
Westlock, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 137th overall, 2008
Columbus Blue Jackets
Pro Career 2009 – present

Brent Regner (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round (137th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Vancouver Giants[edit | edit source]

After completing two years of midget hockey with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, Regner debuted at the junior level in the 2005–06 season. He played one game with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) while also appearing in five games with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The following season, he recorded 6 points in 64 games as a rookie with the Giants. Regner added 6 points in 22 playoff games, helping the Giants to the President's Cup Finals, where they were defeated by the Medicine Hat Tigers in seven games. Despite the loss, the Giants went on to the 2007 Memorial Cup, qualifying as the pre-determined tournament host team. In the national tournament, Vancouver and Medicine Hat met again in the final, with the Giants winning 3–1.

Playing in his second full WHL season, Regner improved to 47 points in 72 games. The Giants failed to defend their Memorial Cup title, losing in the second round of the WHL playoffs to the Spokane Chiefs. Regner added 10 points in 10 playoff games. In the off-season, he was selected in the fifth round, 137th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Returning for a third and final junior season in 2008–09, Regner recorded 67 points in 70 games, setting a Giants team record for most points by a defenceman in one year. He surpassed teammate Jonathon Blum's mark of 63 points, set the previous season. Regner's record was short-lived, as Kevin Connauton recorded 72 points in 2009–10.[1]

Syracuse Crunch[edit | edit source]

After being signed to an entry-level contract by the Blue Jackets in the off-season, Regner turned professional with the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, in 2009–10.[2] He recorded 19 points over 56 games in his AHL rookie year. Regner switched teams the following season as the Blue Jackets changed their AHL affiliate to the Springfield Falcons in the summer. Maintaining a similar scoring pace, he registered 20 points in 50 games with the Falcons.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Connauton: Old Oiler fan turned Canuck prospect", The Province, 2010-04-28. Retrieved on 2011-05-02. 
  2. "Columbus Signs Defenceman Brent Regner", OurSports Central. Retrieved on 2009-07-01. 

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