Sam Reinhart is ranked number one, on top of the International Scouting Services list of the top 30 2014 draft prospects. He is a consensus top three pick amongst many scouts and draft experts and the centre had a great season to back up their opinions.
Reinhart finished tied for fourth in scoring in the WHL with 105 points (36-69-105) in 60 games for the Kootenay Ice. Reinhart says he never really kept track of the rankings throughout the season but the issue has been drawing more attention to itself now that the season has ended.
“I’m certainly not going out and trying to look for it,” Reinhart said in an interview with Oilers Colour Analyst Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now. “With this day and age with all the media, it’s kind of hard to stay away from it. You don’t look into it much just throughout the year. I just focus on my game and I thought I did that pretty well, to keep that in the back of my head. It’s always going to be there and especially with the season over now and that next month or so getting really busy, it’s kind of hard to get away from it.”