Max Reinhart
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Max Reinhart

Hometown:

West Vancouver British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-02-04

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

3rd round (64th overall), 2010

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Max Reinhart, a fourth round selection of the Kootenay Ice at thr 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, played in 62 games for the Ice in his WHL rookie season.  He scored 11 goals and added 16 assists for 27 points.  In 4 playoff games for the Ice, Reinhart scored 1 goal.

2009-10: In 72 games for the Ice, Reinhart scored 21 goals and chipped in 30 assists for 51 points.  He finished with a +12 rating for the season.  In 6 playoff games for the Ice, Reinhart scored 1 goal and added 1 assist for 2 points.

2010-11: Reinhart had excellent offensive numbers in his second full season with the Kootenay Ice. He scored 34 goals along with 45 assists and a plus 30 rating while taking 41 PIMs in 71 WHL games. The talented playmaker was one of the offensive threats for this high powered team, second in goals behind Cody Eakin (WAS) and Matt Fraser (DAL), second in points behind Eakin and second in plus/minus ratio to Joe Antilla.  Reinhart contributed to the Ice winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a chance at the Memorial Cup while finished third in scoring for the WHL playoffs. He scored 15 goals with 12 assists and a plus 13 rating in 19 playoff games. The skilled centerman scored important goals for his team in big games including a record tying five goals in a game against the Medicine Hat Tigers to advance to the WHL final. The 19-year-old scored a goal with five assists and a minus four rating in five Memorial Cup games. The Kootenay Ice lost in the semi-finals to the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors by a score of 3-1.

2011-12: Reinhart was impressive in Calgary’s training camp and at the prospects tournament before suffering an allergic reaction. He made his pro hockey debut in April, scoring two goals for AHL Abbotsford against the Toronto Marlies in his only regular season contest. He played in four of eight playoff games for the Heat; scoring 1 goal with 1 assist and finishing plus-one. Reinhart returned to Kootenay for his fourth junior season following training camp and he and his brother Sam Reinhart were one-two in scoring for the Ice. He led Kootenay with 28 goals and 50 assists in 61 games and was plus-19 with 40 penalty minutes. Kootenay reached the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Central Division. Reinhart had 2 assists with an even plus/minus and 6 penalty minutes in three playoff games.

2012-13: Reinhart made his NHL debut in April and skated in 11 games with the Flames in his first pro season. He scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -3 with 4 penalty minutes; averaging 14:25 minutes of ice time per game. Reinhart played 67 games for Calgary AHL affiliate Abbotsford. He scored 7 goals with 14 assists and was -26 with 32 penalty minutes. The Heat missed the playoffs after finishing fourth in the North Division.

2013-14: Reinhart skated in eight games for the Flames in three call ups, spending most of his second pro season with Calgary AHL affiliate Abbotsford. He had 2 assists and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, averaging 10:42 minutes of ice time in NHL play. Reinhart led Abbotsford in points and assists in his second AHL season — scoring 21 goals with 42 assists — and was +6 with 47 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. The Heat finished second in the West Division before losing to Grand Rapids in a first round series. Reinhart scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -4 with 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games.

2014-15: Reinhart skated in four NHL games with the Flames during a November call-up and was the third leading scorer for Calgary AHL affiliate Adirondack in his third pro season. He had no points nor penalties and was -3, averaging eight minutes of ice time with Calgary. Reinhart scored 15 goals with 24 assists and was -11 with 38 penalty minutes in 69 regular season games for Adirondack. The Flames finished fourth in the North Division, missing the AHL playoffs. Nashville acquired Reinhart from Calgary in July in exchange for a 2016 fourth-round pick and re-signed him to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent. 

Talent Analysis

Reinhart can play the power play, kills penalties and is a solid two-way player. The playmaking center has good speed with a quick accurate release and sees the ice well but needs added muscle mass to play more physically at the NHL level. His hockey smarts and vision compare favorably to other young center prospects.

Future

Reinhart will have a fresh start with the Nashville organization in 2015-16 but finds himself in much the same situation as he was with the Flames — part of a crowded group of forwards vying for a limited number of spots with the NHL club. Reinhart's two-way game and ability to play a variety of roles suggest he can be a valuable lower line center. Barring injuries or unforeseen circumstances, however, he will likely begin the season in the AHL with Milwaukee before receiving that opportunity in the future.

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