The Islanders traded Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers on June 26, 2015, in exchange for the Oilers' 2015 first-round selection (16th overall, Mathew Barzal) and second-round pick (33rd overall, Mitchell Stephens) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders previously acquired Reinhard from the Calgary Flames in a trade completed on February 28, 2015.
Reinhart is a big defenseman who plays a physical game. He has excellent size at 6'4" and 233 pounds and has great hands and is very good at blocking shots. He also has great vision and passes the puck well. Defensively he is strong along the boards and in front of the net.
He won't score many goals but brings so much more to the table than just scoring. He's a key part of the Islanders defense that is looking to replace John Tavares if they want to be successful next season.
Griffin Reinhart last played professionally in the Kontinental Hockey League with Beijing's Kunlun Red Star in 2019–20. (KHL). That's a long way from being picked fourth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders... When the rubber meets the road.
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Griffin Reinhart is on his way to the KHL. The previous fourth overall selection of the New York Islanders' finest contribution to this squad was being traded for two picks. Griffin Reinhart has agreed to terms with the KHL's Kulun Red Star on a one-year contract. The deal will keep him in Russia through the 2017-18 season.
Reinhart, a native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, played only 16 games with the Islanders before being sent down to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. He finished with 11 goals and 20 points while averaging nearly 15 minutes per game.
The Islanders selected Reinhart with the fourth overall pick at the 2015 NHL Draft. He had 39 goals and 91 points in 42 games for Boston College before being drafted by New York. Griffin Reinhart is the son of former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Griffin Reinhart who was also selected fourth overall by the Islanders in 2009.
In addition to playing hockey, Griffin Reinhart enjoys fishing, hunting, and watching football and baseball games. He's been described as a strong-skating power forward with excellent puck handling skills and a hard shot. Reinhart won a national championship with Boston College during the 2014-15 season. He was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the best player in college hockey.
The Oilers acquired Ennis from the Ottawa Senators at the 2020 trade deadline in exchange for Edmonton's fifth-round draft selection in 2021. Ennis was waived but cleared in late January. Zach Laing is the News Director and Senior Columnist for the Nation Network. He covers the NHL and other ice sports including hockey, figure skating, and skiing. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
The Edmonton Oil Kings were a major league ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They played in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The franchise was founded in 1971 as an expansion team of the WHL, and they joined that year's playoffs as one of the eight new teams. The Oil Kings won the Avco Cup in their first season, defeating the Seattle Breakers 4 games to 3 in the final. They returned to the finals the following year, but lost to the Portland Winter Hawks 4 games to 1. After two more seasons, the Oil Kings withdrew from the WHL due to financial difficulties. They had been struggling since their inception, never finishing higher than fourth place. In 1975, the franchise moved to Fort McMurray where they became known as the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.
In 1979, the Oil Kings returned to Edmonton where they have remained ever since. The team has won three Memorial Cups: 1981, 1987, and 1988.
Maxwell Reinhart (born February 4, 1992) is an unrestricted free agent in the Canadian professional ice hockey league. He was most recently with the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 6'3", 215-pound defenceman played four seasons major junior for the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Reinhart was drafted ninth overall by the Portland Winterhawks in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft. He then moved to Canada where he played three more years of major junior for the Regina Pats. In 2011–12, he led all defensemen in scoring with 86 points and was named to the WHL East First All-Star Team. That same season, Reinhart was selected first overall by the Kootenay Ice in the 2012 CHL Import Draft.
He has been ranked as one of the top ten hardest working players in the NHL.
Reinhart made his NHL debut on March 3, 2013, against the Montreal Canadiens. He scored his first career goal two nights later against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. On April 2, 2013, the Senators announced that they had signed Reinhart to a three-year entry-level contract. He was assigned to Ottawa's AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.
The Maple Leafs have traded Reimer to the Sharks | NHL.com On Saturday, the Toronto Maple Leafs dealt goalkeeper James Reimer and winger Jeremy Morin to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goaltender Alex Stalock, forward Ben Smith, and a potential fourth-round draft selection in 2018. The move comes one day after Reimer failed his drug test following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.
Reimer, 30, appeared in 79 games with the Maple Leafs this past season, posting a 40-21-8 record with a 2.91 goals against average and.913 save percentage. He also added four shutouts along the way.
Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, Reimer spent six seasons with the Sharksthe last three as their starting goalie. Over that period, he compiled a record of 94-66-19 with two playoff appearances and a 3.12 GAA. He's now expected to be the backup to veteran netminder Antti Niemi this year.
Reimer was drafted by the Sharks in the first round (fifth overall) in 2005. He played four seasons with their minor league affiliate before making his NHL debut in 2009-10. Reimer went on to play three more seasons with the Sharks before being traded to the Maple Leafs in 2012 in a deal that brought Dion Phaneuf to San Jose.