On Monday evening the Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Brendan Perlini to the Red Wings for defenseman Alec Regula.
Regula, 19, was a third-round pick (#67 overall) by Detroit in 2018. He is currently playing his third season with the London Knights in the OHL, where he was a teammate of Adam Boqvist last season. Regula is a co-captain for London.
Regula is a right-handed shot who is listed at 6-4 and 207 pounds.
Regula’s father, Chet, was Detroit’s team dentist for 29 years.
During his first season in London Regula was regularly partnered with Evan Bouchard. Last year he was more of a shutdown defenseman but also worked in front of the net on the Knights’ power play.