He's had the experience of two brothers before him to learn from, not to mention a father that starred in the NHL, but Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart may ultimately surpass his parent and siblings when it comes to draft position when the 2014 NHL Draft takes place in late June.
The youngest Reinhart is considered a top prospect for this year's draft, and seems to be a likely candidate to have his name called among the top three picks. Should this be the case, he'll have been the Reinhart chosen the highest at the NHL Draft, surpassing Griffin's fourth overall selection at the 2012 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders. Sam's brother Max was chosen by the Calgary Flames in the third round of the 2010 draft while father Paul was selected 12th overall in 1979 by Calgary's predecessor, the Atlanta Flames.
Sam certainly turned in a season worthy of a top selection, posting 105 points in 60 games for the Ice. He followed that up with an equally strong playoff performance, posting 23 points in 13 postseason contests. His strong showing earned Reinhart a berth on the WHL's Eastern Conference First All-Star Team, and also led to his being chosen the WHL Player of the Year.
Reinhart took part in the 2014 NHL Combine in Toronto, ON. He spoke with the media following the completion of his testing, a portion of which is captured in this HF video.
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