MAX REINHART - CENTER - KOOTENAY ICE
Edmonton swept Kootenay in the opening round
Max Reinhart's last playoff stint in the WHL didn't end the way he would have liked. He sat out of Game 4 due to a suspension for a game misconduct in Game 3 and finished off the postseason no goals and two assists. He had an even rating through his three playoff games.
The Kootenay-Edmonton series featured all three Reinhart brothers with Max - the eldest of the trio - and Sam facing off against Griffin. The sibling rivalry got heated at times and at one point, Max broke Griffin's stick in two as he was trying to break up a scoring chance. He lauded Griffin's gritty, physical play after the game.
"I know who it is, but he’s obviously one of the guys, or pretty much their only guy who has really got the ability to push back," he told Faceoff.com after Game 2."He’s one of the guys I don’t want to play against, he’s that good."
Reinhart led the Ice in scoring during the regular season, picking up 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) in 61 games. He had 16 point lead over Sam, who was the Ice's runner-up.
The Vancouver product was drafted by the Flames in the third round (64th) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.