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Calgary Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr of Brazil stretches before game against the Colorado Avalalnche at the Pepsi Center in Denver on October 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Robyn Regehr (born April 19, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a first round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche, selected 19th overall at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to Calgary while still playing junior hockey for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was a member of the Canadian team at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and has won silver medals at the World Junior and Senior championships, as well as the championship at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Regehr was born in Brazil, and spent his early childhood in Indonesia before his parents settled back in Canada. At 19, he was the youngest nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in NHL history after he made his NHL debut less than four months after suffering two broken legs in a serious automobile accident. He is best known for his strong defence and physical ability. His younger brother Richie briefly played with him on the Flames.

Regehr was born on April 19, 1980 in Recife, Brazil, the second son of Canadian Mennonite missionaries Ron and Edith Regehr. After three years in Brazil, he then spent four years living in Bandung, Indonesia, where his younger brother, Richie was born. He also has an older brother and a sister. The family finally settled back in Canada, at Rosthern, Saskatchewan around the time he turned seven. Regehr quickly picked up the game of hockey, but was held back in his first year of minor hockey as he was starting the game three years behind other kids his age. He helped his father operate the natural surface ice rink in Rosthern, often spending hours manually preparing the ice.

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