Robyn Regehr finally wins Stanley Cup

Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr won his first Stanley Cup, a decade after coming so close with the...

Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr won his first Stanley Cup, a decade after coming so close with the Flames. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency/Files)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:49 PM ET

CALGARY - Robyn Regehr is finally getting a ring.

A decade after an oh-so-close call as a member of the Calgary Flames, the hard-nosed rearguard from Rosthern, Sask., and his Los Angeles Kings teammates are celebrating a Stanley Cup triumph.

Regehr suffered a knee injury in the second round and was a spectator for the remainder of the Kings’ run, but that didn’t do anything to dampen his enthusiasm for Friday’s spin with the shiny silverware.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Regehr told ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun after Friday’s double-overtime victory over the New York Rangers at Staples Center. “It’s taken me 15 years. I got within a goal about 10 years ago. Just to get back here again was just awesome.”

Now 34, Regehr was a fixture at the Saddledome for 11 campaigns from 1999-2011, making 826 regular-season appearances — second among the Flames’ franchise leaders, trailing only longtime teammate Jarome Iginla — for the crew from Calgary.


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