The C&G Newspapers’ Timothy Ponzer penned a profile of Red Wings draft pick and Cranbrook-Kingswood graduate Alec Regula. It turns out that Regula, who is the son of the former Red Wings’ dentist, is already relatively familiar with some of his future teammates:
From June 26 to June 30, Regula participated in Detroit’s development camp, practicing and scrimmaging with the team’s top picks and prospects at the Belfor Training Center inside Little Caesars Arena.
“You see the type of pace at this level, and it makes you work that much harder,” Regula said. “You can see the quality prospects and how you have to work and improve to make it.”
Additionally, Regula has been working out at 2SP Sports Performance in Madison Heights. He credited the facility’s strength and conditioning coach Joe Neal and the opportunity to play with potential future teammates as major aspects of his development.
“I started really working hard there this summer. Guys like Justin Abdelkader, Jimmy Howard, Gustav Nyquist, Danny DeKeyser and Luke Witkowski all skate there,” Regula said. “They knew I was preparing for the draft, and it was great to see their work ethic up close. (Neal) has helped me take a lot of steps with my body.”