CJ Regula


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • Junior Team Shreveport Mudbugs (NAHL)

 Ohio State Career

  • A three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • AHCA Scholar All-American in 2020
  • Enters senior year with 53 career games played, notching 10 points on two goals and eight assists

 2022-23 (Senior Season, through Jan. 1)

  • Played in 16 games in first half, with an assist
  • Helper at Mercyhurst Oct. 1 and +3 in the game
  • +2 mark vs. Bowling Green Dec. 17

 2021-22 (Junior Season)

  • Injured in preseason exhibition game vs. Western Michigan and did not play in first 25 games of the year
  • Skated in seven games, including all three of Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal series vs. Penn State March 4-6
  • Returned to game action Jan. 22 at Michigan State and was +1
  • Assist against the Nittany Lions in game one of tournament series March 4
  • +2 mark with two shot blocks vs. Wisconsin Feb. 5
  • An Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

 2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • Made season debut vs. Wisconsin Dec. 3 and played in 23 games, with six points on two goals and four assists
  • Scored first career goal at Michigan State Jan. 23; added an assist for first career two-point night
  • Tally vs. Arizona State March 4
  • Notched assists vs. Notre Dame Feb. 6, at Michigan Jan. 15 and against Arizona State Dec. 17
  • 30 shot blocks on the year, with at least one in 19 of 23 games
  • Three blocks against Notre Dame Dec. 13, vs. the Irish Feb. 6 and at Wisconsin Feb. 27
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

 2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • Played in 23 games and had three assists, with 15 shot blocks
  • Missed 12 games with neck injury suffered Jan. 10 at Wisconsin; returned to action Feb. 29 vs. the Badgers
  • +2 in first game back from injury
  • Blocked three shots Nov. 30 vs. Michigan State and had two Jan 4. vs. Army West Point
  • Assist vs. Michigan Nov. 1 for first career point
  • Helpers at Penn State Nov. 22 and vs. Michigan State Nov. 30
  • Made collegiate debut Oct. 11 vs. WMU
  • +2 at Mercyhurst Oct. 26
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and AHCA Scholar All-American

 Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent three years in the NAHL
  • Played 15 games for the Minnesota Wilderness in the NAHL in 2018-19, with a 4-5-9 line; ended year with the Shreveport Mudbugs, notching 29 points, with six goals and 23 assists, in 35 games
  • Began junior career with the Wichita Falls Wildcats in 2016-17, skating in 52 games and posting 20 points on seven goals and 13 assists
  • Played with Corpus Christi IceRays (41 gp; 3g, 8a, 11p) and Minnesota Wilderness (16gp; 6g, 4a, 10p) in 2017-18
  • Skated three seasons with Cranbrook high school and won 2015 state championship, with his brother on the team
  • Also played lacrosse in high school
  • Graduated from Cranbrook High School in 2016


  • Son of Chet, an orthodontist, and Nicole, a headhunter
  • Has an older brother, Alec, and a younger sister, Brianna; Alec was drafted by the Red Wings in the third round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, was on the Blackhawks postseason roster in 2020 and made NHL debut in 2021; stepbrother Keeghan Howdeshell also plays professional hockey
  • First started skating at age 3 and playing hockey at age 5; father was the team dentist for the Red Wings for 30 years and got him into the game
  • Chose No. 65 because “I love the way Erik Karlsson plays and this is the first time in my life I was able to pick a number above 31. I could think of no better number to wear.”
  • Finance major
  • Loves to fly fish and enjoys bowling
  • Pick One: Best thing about hockey – the guys; Movie – Remember the Titans; TV show – Game of Thrones; Musician – Quinn XCII; Professional team – Detroit Red Wings; Athlete – Tom Brady; Meal – Steak and baked potato; Celebrity – Selena Gomez; Snack food –grapes; Ice cream flavor – mint chocolate chip; Sport other than hockey – basketball; Vacation spot – Bay Harbor; Rink – Wallace Ice Arena; Book – Grit; Place hockey has taken you – Ohio State

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