PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Calgary Flames announced today that with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, they have selected forward Sam Reinhart from the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.
Reinhart, in his third season with Kooteny, was tied for fourth in the WHL with 105 points (36G, 69A) and a plus-24 rating in 60 games. His 69 assists ranked second. He led his team in points and assists. He followed that with 23 points in 13 WHL playoff games. He also had five points in seven games for Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Reinhart also had 11 penalty minutes, which helped him win the CHL's most sportsmanlike player award.
The 6-foot-1, 186-pound centre was No. 3 on Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters. He also was a finalist for the CHL Player of the Year Award, named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team and was awarded the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy, given to the WHL Player of the Year.
Drafted by Kootenay in the first round, 15th overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Reinhart tallied 62 points (28G, 34A) in 67 games in his rookie campaign with the Ice. The Vancouver, BC, product recorded 85 points (35G, 50A) in his second WHL season.
As a 15-year-old, he helped lead Team BC to a gold medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, finishing tied for fourth in tournament scoring. He then finished tied for third in scoring while helping Team Pacific to a Bronze medal at the 2012 World Under-17 tournament. Reinhart played for Canada’s Under-18 team on three occasions, captaining the team twice and winning gold twice. Reinhart twice suited up for Team WHL in the Subway Super Series’ in 2012 and 2013.
Sam is the third Reinhart to be part of the Flames organization. His father, Paul, suited up for Calgary from 1979 to 1988, amassing 445 points (109G, 336A) in 517 games. His brother, Max, was selected by Calgary in the third round (64th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft and has played in 19 career NHL games registering five points.
His other brother, Griffin, a defenceman for the Edmonton Oil Kings, was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders.