Reinhart

 

Griffin Reinhart, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 202

Born: 1994-01-24

Hometown: West Vancouver, British Columbia

Drafted: 4th overall by the Islanders in 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2014 - After serving a suspension he received at last years tournament, Reinhart dressed in four games for the Canadian junior squad. He was a notable addition making his presence felt, although it was not enough for Canada who failed to medal for the second consecutive year. Reinhart totaled two points for the red and white. - Brad Wilson

 

December 2013 - Reinhart will join Canada once again for the WJC at the end of the month. He has a suspension to finish up from last year and will miss two of the preliminary games. Watch for him to be a major minute muncher for Canada as he takes on a leadership role. Brad Wilson

 

October 2013 - Reinhart made the Islanders 23-man roster to start the year but the young defenseman didn't make it into a regular season game before being sent back to his junior team in Edmonton. Having missed the Oil Kings first nine games, the captain wasted no time diving in to help his team, posting one-goal and four-assists in the seven games since his return. Edmonton will be in a battle in the WHL' s Central Division and will lean on Reinhart accordingly. The Isles prospect should take another step toward greatness this season.- Brad Wilson

 

October 2013 – Reinhart has been named to the Islanders 23-man roster to start the regular season. It is unknown how long the Islanders will carry eight defensemen but Reinhart will likely battle with Matt Donovan for the offensive role the Islanders are missing in the absence of Mark Streit. After finding out he had made it past the final cut, Reinhart tweeted, “…Still lots of work and lots to prove to stick the whole year.” Brad Wilson


September 2013 – Reinhart’s stock seemed to take a step back after not quite living up to expectations last season. With Streit departing the Islanders organization there is definitely a spot open for a skilled puck-mover, especially one with Reinhart’s size. He has been turning heads in the Islanders rookie camp, showing off his leadership as well as improved skating. He will get his shot to make the big club in camp but competition will be tough for the former 4th overall selection. – Brad Wilson


 

February 2013 – The Islanders did invite Reinhart to camp after the lockout ended, but it was a short camp for him as he was sent back to the WHL. Much more has been expected of Reinhart this season that what he has given. His WJC was rather uneventful with only a single assist in his 5 games. His outlook is still very strong at this point. Jason Banks

 

December, 2012 - Reinhart was selected to compete for Team Canada at the WJC in Russia. Rich Dillon

 

November 2012 – Reinhart has not produced up to expectations yet this season with only seven points in 21 games, well below his normal level of over .5 points per game for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Jason Banks

 

August, 2012- Reinhart signed an entry-level contract with the Islanders and will report to camp when it opens. Rich Dillon


June, 2012 - The Islanders quickly snatched up Griffin Reinhart with the 4th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft. Brendan Ross

 

May 2012 – Reinhart was rock for the Oil Kings on their way to capturing the WHL crown. He had eight points in 20 games and was a plus-14. Unfortunately he didn’t fare as well in the Memorial Cup where he was a minus-five in only four games. Reinhart’s solid season should see him drafted in the early-mid first round.  Zenon Herasymiuk

 

February, 2012  – Griffin Reinhart is a towering rearguard who is mature beyond his years. The Edmonton Oil King is blessed with NHL size and a blistering shot. Though he is not afraid to mix it up he has yet to discover how to use his large frame to his advantage in both the offensive and defensive zones. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: A -

 

A skilled puck-mover with the size to physically impose his will. His skating has improved giving him a top-pairing upside.

 

 

Footage:

 

Highlights from 2012-13 season:


 

 

Griffin Reinhart in a tussle in 2012:


 

 

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