JJ Regan

Sports journalist

United States

I am an experienced sports journalist with a demonstrated history of generating engaging content in a major market. I have covered a variety of sports and events over my career, but am currently cover the Washington Capitals as a beat writer for NBC Sports Washington. I have been a member of the Pro Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) since 2016.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or (especially) if you want to talk sports.



NBC Sports Washington
The complicated story of Tom Wilson's season

Tom Wilson has developed a reputation around the league, but the Capitals see something different in him. He has spent the 2018-19 season proving he is the top-six player Washington always thought he was, even if everyone else still sees him as a villain.

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Explaining the unwritten rules of a hockey fight

Lars Eller saw his target. He quickly skated over to Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand at the blue line and the two exchanged a shove. Eller immediately dropped a glove and grabbed Marchand's collar. Marchand tried to skate away, but Eller held tight, dropped his other glove and continued tugging at Marchand's collar even as a linesman stepped in between the two players.

NBC Sports Washington
Superstitions are alive and well in the Caps' locker room

Before Madison Bowey leaves for the rink on game day, he has to take a shower at home. Once he gets to the arena, he has to put his equipment on his left side first before his right. For Dmitry Orlov, part of his preparation involves a warm up with just his hands.

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Inside the conversation that changed Todd Reirden's career trajectory

In the fall of 2004, Todd Reirden had a conversation that would change the course of his hockey career. Reirden's first season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL was not going the way he had hoped. A three-inch tear in his oblique meant that not only could he not play, but he could not practice or skate.

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How the Washington Capitals won the 2018 Stanley Cup

As good as the Caps played to beat Pittsburgh, they played their best hockey of the postseason after defeating their archrivals in the second round. That's because they were a confident team after getting over both the second round and the Penguins hump that had plagued them for so many years.