Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald has announced the team has signed defenseman Brent Regner for the 2012-13 season.
Regner, 23, has spent the past two seasons with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons where he has developed into a playmaking defenseman. Last year he led the Falcons defense with 29 assists and 31 points – both totals were career-highs. Over his three professional seasons, all of which have been played in the AHL, he has produced 70 points (12 goals, 58 assists) and 65 penalty minutes in 181 games.
Originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round (#137 overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Regner spent four seasons with the Western Hockey Leagues’ Vancouver Giants. In his final amateur season, the 6-foot, 190-pound defenseman led all Giants defensemen in scoring with 67 points in 70 games to set a Giants team record for most points in a season by a defenseman. He was also part of the Giants 2007 Memorial Cup championship.