Sam Reinhart | C Kootenay Ice | WHL
Height: 6’1” Weight: 183 Shoots: Right
Born: November 6, 1995

Career Statistics
2010-2011 Kootenay GP: 4 G: 2 A: 0 P: 2 +/-: 4 PIM: 0
2011-2012 Kootenay GP: 67 G: 28 A: 34 P: 62 +/-: 16 PIM: 2
2012-2013 Kootenay GP: 72 G: 35 A: 50 P: 85 +/-: 8 PIM: 22

Sam Reinhart has been named Captain of the Kootenay Ice
for the 2013-2014 season
(Photo Credit: Owen Sound Sun Times)
Player Overview
With a pedigree like Reinhart’s, it should come as no surprise that he is considered an elite prospect for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Sam’s father, Paul, played eleven years in the NHL for the Atlanta/Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks. With hockey already in his blood, Sam has also had the luxury of watching his two older brothers, Max (64th overall to Calgary in 2010) and Griffin (4th overall to the NY Islanders in 2012) go through the NHL Draft process. However, the youngest Reinhart has the opportunity to do something his father or brother’s haven’t done, be selected first overall in NHL Draft.

As a player, one term that continues to come up when discussing Reinhart is intelligence. Many scouts have cited his hockey sense as one of his greatest attributes on the ice. With great vision and an ability to see the play develop, Reinhart is prided on being a playmaker. However, despite his inclination and ability to dish the puck to his teammates, the young center is no slouch when it comes to scoring goals. A dangerous combination of offensive talents is sure to entice scouts.

ISS Head Scout Ross McLean notes Reinhart’s “natural nose for scoring goals” and his “quick shot release” while also comparing the rising star to current Pittsburgh Penguin, James Neal. Others have compared him to a young Eric Staal, while Reinhart himself likens his game to that of Rick Nash. A competitor, Reinhart plays a responsible, 200 foot game. And although he is not generally the biggest player on the ice, he has no qualms about including a gritty element into his game.

Overall a well rounded player, a 100 point season is not out of the question for the youngest brother. In fact, it is is quite likely. Already scoring at a two point per game clip, Reinhart has seen consistent offensive improvement since his first season in Kootenay. It will be interesting to see if he can keep a hold on his number one status on scouting boards come June.