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BLOG: Reinhart focused on next season, not draft

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

PHILADELPHIA - There are numerous questions regarding whether highly-regarded prospect Sam Reinhart goes first overall or slips as far as fourth but the centre with a high hockey IQ isn't letting that get to him at all.

"The draft is just a one-day thing. It's just where you're at right now. The bigger goal is trying to make an impact as soon as next season."

Reinhart was asked if he can play in the NHL next year.

“I’m confident in that right now," he said. "Right now, that’s all that counts. My focus isn’t all on the draft itself. Making an impact as soon as next year when training camp starts, wherever that may be. I’m going in with the mindset that I’m ready to play next year.”

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