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Islanders sign 1st-round pick Griffin Reinhart to 3-year, entry-level contract

Thursday, 08.02.2012 / 6:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Islanders sign 1st-round pick Griffin Reinhart to 3-year, entry-level contract

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders signed first-round pick Griffin Reinhart to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.

The 6-foot-4, 202-pound defenceman was selected fourth overall in the June draft. He had 12 goals and 24 assists in 58 games last season for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League.

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