A European player of Danish descent, Peter Regin was born April 16, 1986. From 2002-2005 Regin played in the Danish Elite league and was chosen Rookie of the Year in 2004.

Although drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2004, he remained in Europe now playing in the Swedish Elitserien league. He played three more seasons in Europe before signing an entry level contract with Ottawa in 2008 and being assigned to Ottawa’s farm team, the Binghamton Senators. He played for Binghamton and was eventually called up by Ottawa, Making his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals in January of 2009.

Regin has seen limited playing time mostly due to a shoulder injury sustained in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in February of 2011. In April of 2012, the Senators re-signed Regin to a one year contract. During the 2012-13 NHL lockout, Regin opted to play for SC Langenthal of the National League B
in Switzerland.

Now more than one-third of the way through the Ottawa Senators’ shortened season, the numbers are staggering. Consider the following: The combined salaries of the team’s injured players – Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Milan Michalek, Guillaume Latendresse and Peter Regin – is a whopping $20.663 million, according to capgeek.com. That works out to 39 per cent of the Senators payroll of $53.553 million.