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[Signing] Islanders sign Griffin Reinhart, 3 yr ELC

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The New York Islanders officially announced today that defenseman Griffin Reinhart has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 6’4, 202-pound defenseman was the Islanders first selection (fourth overall) at the 2012 NHL Draft on Friday, June 22 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Reinhart, a native of North Vancouver, BC, led Edmonton Oil Kings defensemen with 12 goals in 58 games during the 2011-12 season. The 18-year-old also added 24 assists for 36 points during his second season in the Western Hockey League.

In 2010-11, Reinhart scored 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in 45 games as a rookie with Edmonton. A member of bronze medal-winning Team Pacific at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Reinhart recorded seven points (one goal, six assists) in six games..

Reinhart joined the Vancouver Northwest Giants in 2009-10 and captured a BC Major Midget League Championship. He first played midget at age 14, leading the Hollyburn Huskies to a provincial title in 2008-09 by scoring 18 points in six playoff games.

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A big and strong two-way defenseman. Reinhart plays a sound defensive game, can play the body and does few mistakes. Offensively he has some interesting potential and a hard shot. A capable skater, despite his large frame. Impressive first pass.


A nice physical player as he isn’t afraid to battle hard in the corners and along the boards.


Just a couple of perspectives. He's not Mitchell or Orpik or Phaneuf by any means; I actually feel he is quite comparable to Edler in that aspect of his game. Doesn't hit too often, but when he does, you better watch out.

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