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.