Brent Regner

Russ Bitely

2012-03-19

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Brent Regner, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Born: 1989-5-17

Hometown: Westlock, Alb.

Drafted: 2008 5th round 137th overall – Columbus Blue Jackets

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2012 – Regner played his junior hockey out in the WHL for the Vancouver Giants. He has been increasingly bulking up since his first pro season two years ago, which has improved his strength. Not the offensive type of defenseman, but will move the puck and able to work the power play. He will need more consistency and stronger man-on-man play in order to produce a call-up.

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

Regner is steadily improving his play although will most likely top out as bottom six D-man.

 

Footage:

Brent Regner taking a hit in the AHL on 1/22/2011 while playing for the Springfield Falcons.

 

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Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR’s released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:

Prospect development is not a sprint to the finish line, but rather a slow and steady process. However, how one views a prospect’s development can be skewed when that player is an older draft pick – and even more distorted when they play on a top team. Twenty-year-old Brent Regner was skipped over in the 2007 Entry Draft after scoring just six points on the third pairing of the Vancouver Giants. However, as players graduated, the 6’0, 170 lbs offensive defenseman finally got his chance. In 2007-08, Regner posted an incredible 41-point improvement, enough to earn him a fifth round selection by the Jackets. Now in his third full year of play with Vancouver, Regner has the WHL game totally figured out. The second-highest scoring defenseman in the WHL in 2008-09 with a 15- 52-67 line in 70 games, there’s no question Regner is ready for the next level; just don’t get your hopes up.

Upside: Second/third-pairing PP specialist (10-35-45+, 50PIM)

Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 55%; 45%


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Brent Regner statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

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