Peter Regin has had an interesting month. He was traded from the New York Islanders to the Chicago Blackhawks for a fourth-round draft pick. He skated in a single game for Chicago, and then the Winter Olympic break happened. He’s finally back out on the ice some 20-odd days later, and now has a chance to get to know his new teammates.
One of the guys he’s hoping to get to know is Patrick Kane. At least for now, Regin has been inserted onto the second line for the Blackhawks, and he’ll be skating alongside the All-World forward.
Kane spoke to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune and broke down his new linemate’s game down, saying that “[h]e seems very skilled just with little plays, how to draw defensemen’s sticks in and get the puck to you with a little bit more time and space.”
For Regin, it’s just about finding a way to fit in on a tight Stanley Cup team. As per Chris Hine of the Tribune:
I was happy I got that one day with the team before the break so I didn’t have to come back to a new team not having met anyone… Sometimes fresh eyes and a new team can kick start everything. We’ll see where I end up, I hope they give me a role.
Skating alongside one of the best forwards in the world in Kane is a pretty good place to start as far as ironing out a role goes.