Friday, May 04, 2012
Regin Re-Ups For 1 Year Deal
In a somewhat surprising move, the Senators have announced that they have re-signed forward Peter Regin to a one year, one way deal today. Mostly forgotten all season, Regin only played 10 games in 2011-12, registering a modest 2 goals and 2 assists.
Regin, a native of Denmark, showed remarkable potential 2 seasons ago in the playoffs, a performance that had many in Ottawa drooling over the future of the forward, but he has struggled to live up to expectations since then. He has also struggled to stay healthy and many people I had talked to in the media thought he may not even be offered a new deal, which is why I say it's somewhat surprising.
To me he was always going to get a new deal with his RFA status. He just has too much potential and such a cheap price to get rid of him for nothing. I would imagine the deal is for around 1 million, which is a bargain should he be healthy again. He will add to the depth of our team, but will have to fight for a spot in camp I would imagine with Zibanejad, Silfverberg, Stone and a potential UFA in the mix at foward.
My take is it's never a bad thing to have a guy with a ton of potential on your team who needs to perform. That kind of motivation can bring out the best in someone and we've already seen flashes of what #13 can bring to the table when at the top of his game. For the minimal salary it was worth the gamble, plus at that price it might be a tradeable asset should there be no room for him on our roster.
Update @ 4:45pm: The deal is a 1 year, 1 way for 800k. A 200k paycut from his last deal. Seems fair given his lack of performance and injuries. Could be a steal of a deal if he gets back to his old form.