According to CBC Sports, former Calgary Flames Robyn Regehr and Darryl Sutter will have their name on the Stanley Cup after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime of game five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night. Regehr, who plays defense, and Sutter, who is the Kings' head coach, were instrumental members for the Kings, who won their second Stanley Cup in three years.
Regehr only played in eight postseason games with the Kings. After suffering a knee injury in game one of the Western Conference semi-final against the Anaheim Ducks, he did not see any more ice time for the Kings for the remainder of the playoffs. However, the native of Recife, Brazil, did play in 79 regular season games for the Kings and was counted on regularly for his leadership. A defensive-minded blueliner, Regehr had three goals and 11 assists for 14 points and was a +6.
A major reason why Regehr was counted on for his leadership was because of the many years Regehr played in Calgary with the Flames. Regehr was a member of the Flames from 2000-2011 and recorded a career high 20 assists and 26 points in the 2005-06 NHL season.
Regehr's high status with the Kings franchise was also shown during the Stanley Cup celebration. It is custom for the captain of the Stanley Cup winning team to accept the Stanley Cup from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman, as what happened Friday night. However, after Kings captain Dustin Brown received the Stanley Cup from Bettman, the next person he gave it to was Regehr.
As for Sutter, it is his second Stanley Cup in three seasons after leading the Kings to a Stanley Cup championship in 2012. Sutter, a native of Viking, Alberta, coached the Flames from 2003-2006, and was the Flames head coach when Calgary advanced to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final and lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sutter has now coached in 165 career playoff games and has an overall record of 88 wins and 77 losses.