Reinhart with the New York Islanders in 2014
January 24, 1994|
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)|
New York Islanders
Kunlun Red Star
4th overall, 2012|
New York Islanders
Griffin Reinhart (born January 24, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent, last playing for HC Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted fourth overall by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. During his tenure in the NHL, Reinhart played for the Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers. Despite still playing professional hockey, his high draft position relative to his overall NHL performance causes him to be considered a large draft bust in the NHL.
After recording 36 points in the regular season, a career high, Reinhart won the 2012 WHL Playoffs with the Oil Kings. Reinhart was selected fourth overall by the New York Islanders, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year entry level contract with them on August 2, 2012. On September 18, 2012, Reinhart was named captain of the Oil Kings.
In his last year in the WHL, Reinhart helped lead the Oil Kings to their second WHL Championship within three years on May 12, 2014. He was named to the WHL (East) Second All-Star Team and WHL Playoff MVP for his efforts. The Oil Kings also named Reinhart and teammate Cody Corbett co-winners of the team’s Top Defenceman award. On May 25, the Oil Kings won the Memorial Cup over Guelph Storm.
Although Reinhart spent the majority of the 2014–15 season with the Islanders AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he made his NHL debut on October 10, 2014, against the Carolina Hurricanes.
On June 26, 2015, Reinhart was traded by the Islanders to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for the Oilers' 2015 first-round pick (16th overall, Mathew Barzal) and second-round pick (33rd overall, Mitchell Stephens) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Having been left exposed by the Oilers at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Reinhart was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017. On October 30, Reinhart was sent to the Golden Knights' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Griffin is the son of Paul Reinhart, who also played in the NHL. Griffin's older brother, Max, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2010 and his younger brother Sam was drafted second overall in 2014 by the Buffalo Sabres.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||Vancouver North West Giants||BCMML||3||1||3||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||Vancouver North West Giants||BCMML||32||9||25||34||24||5||3||5||8||14|
|2009–10||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||45||6||19||25||36||4||0||0||0||6|
|2011–12||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||58||12||24||36||38||20||2||6||8||20|
|2012–13||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||59||8||21||29||35||12||3||4||7||5|
|2013–14||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||45||4||17||21||55||21||4||9||13||18|
|2014–15||New York Islanders||NHL||8||0||1||1||6||1||0||0||0||0|
|2014–15||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||59||7||15||22||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||Kunlun Red Star||KHL||33||0||2||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|East Second All-Star Team||2014|
|WHL Playoff MVP||2014|
|Memorial Cup (Edmonton Oil Kings)||2014|||
|Ed Chynoweth Cup||2012, 2014|
- Larkin, Matt. "The top 10 NHL draft busts of the decade". The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
- Pap, Elliott (April 28, 2014). "Oil Kings' Griffin Reinhart relishing shot at second WHL title". The National Post. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "NHL Draft 2012: The first round". National Post. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- "Reinhart agrees to terms on entry-level deal". New York Islanders. August 2, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
- "Oil Kings Name Reinhart Captain". oilkings.ca. September 18, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "EDMONTON OIL KINGS ARE 2014 WHL CHAMPIONS". chlmemorialcup.ca. May 12, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "WHL ANNOUNCES ALL-STARS & AWARDS FINALISTS". whl.ca. March 20, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- Wright, Cory (May 13, 2014). "Reinhart Strikes WHL Title, MVP". NHL.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "Oil Kings Hand Out Season Awards". oilkings.ca. May 17, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "Oil Kings Win Memorial Cup". oilkings.ca. May 25, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- Wright, Cory (October 11, 2014). "Game Preview: Islanders vs. Hurricanes". NHL.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "Islanders trade Griffin Reinhart to Oilers". National Hockey League. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Vegas take Griffin Reinhart in expansion draft". Edmonton Sun. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
- "Shea Theodore Recalled From Chicago Wolves". NHL.com. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- "Oil Kings vs Storm". Archived from the original on May 25, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| New York Islanders first round pick