DetroitRedWings.com’s Arthur J. Regner filed a “Behind the Numbers” look at Red Wings prospect Alec Regula’s 2018-2019 season, and the profile includes an assessment of Regula’s development from Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff:
“I think Alec started off a little bit slow, he’ll tell you that much to his credit, but I thought he played much better in the second half. It was a little bit different for most of the second half, we saw him play net-front on the power play. Listen, when you’re a kid drafted in juniors you’re trying to develop all parts of your game, both offensive and defensive. They had a pretty stacked blueline power play-wise there in London and it was nice for him to get out there and play first PP.
“With Alec, we’ll just let him start the season and see how it goes. Steve (Yzerman) does things a little bit different, ultimately, it’s going to be up to his decision (to offer a contract), but there’s no pressure to sign these guys early, that’s something that’s kind of reserved for first-round draft picks. He (Steve) kind of explained to everyone that came in (for development camp) about that (playing for a contract). Steve told them to just go out there and play their game and that stuff will take care of it with time.