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Isles’ Regin agreed to sign with team from a taxi cab

Jul 21, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

Peter Regin AP

Players can be excited by free agency. Sometimes they’re so excited to sign in a new place they’ll make sure to do it from anywhere.

Such is the case for one of the newest Islanders Peter Regin.

Regin hails from Denmark and fellow countryman and best friend Frans Nielsen provided all the motivation he needed to want to sign on Long Island as a story on a Danish website shares. The gang at Lighthouse Hockey were kind enough to point out how quickly he wanted to get it done.

In the article, Regin is quoted discussing how he long had the Isles in his sights, so the decision when free agency opened was a quick one that he made while in a taxi cab on the way back from the golf course.

“Taxi! I need to sign with the Islanders, pronto!”

It’s a great anecdote but the part of this that would make it more like something out of a storybook would be if Regin can stay healthy and teams up with Nielsen to prove Denmark isn’t just about Hamlet.

  1. steelcity412 - Jul 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Hamlet schamlet the isles still blow

    • bcisleman - Jul 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      Vokoun is the ONLY reason your team wasn’t one and done in the playoffs.

  2. bcisleman - Jul 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Don’t forget Hans Christian Andersen and Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

    If Regin turns a new leaf, Isles might have an interesting dilemma as Stromer and Nelson get NHL-ready.

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