by Tim O’Donovan
February 3, 2014, Kamloops, BC (ISN) – Former Kamloops Blazers defenseman Robyn Regehr played his 1000th NHL game on Saturday, February 1st with the Los Angeles Kings.
Regehr played three seasons with the Kamloops Blazers from 1996-1999 compiling 69 points and 346 penalty minutes in 183 games with the Blazers.
The 33-year-old defenseman has played 14 NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings. The reliable rearguard, who was born in Brazil but grew up in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, is known for his consistency and physical play compiling 917 penalty minutes and 180 points in his NHL career.
Regehr has become the ninth former Kamloops Blazers’ or Jr. Oilers’ player to play 1000 NHL games. He joins Mark Recchi (1652), Darryl Sydor (1291), Shane Doan (1288), Jarome Iginla (1286), Ken Daneyko (1283), Scott Niedermayer (1263), Doug Bodger (1071), and Craig Berube (1054) in accomplishing the feat.