LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Sam Reinhart is viewed by many as the early favorite to be the first player picked at the 2014 NHL Draft, and on Wednesday against Finland he showed why.
Reinhart, who plays for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, scored a goal, showed his puck management skills and killed penalties as Canada made its debut here at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp with a 5-3 victory against Finland.
Reinhart is known as an offensive dynamo -- he led Kootenay in goals (35), assists (50) and points (85) last season -- but he was a key part of Canada's perfect 6-for-6 effort on the penalty kill.
"I know Sam is an 18-year-old player," Canada coach Brent Sutter said. "He's a very good hockey player and I have no problem whatsoever putting him in all those key situations."