2014 WJC Video: Sam Reinhart, Canada

By Chapin Landvogt

Sam Reinhart - Kootenay Ice

Photo: Kootenay Ice captain and 2014 draft prospect Sam Reinhart is one of two players on Canada’s 2014 WJC roster that is eligible for this year’s NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

While most of the Team Canada squad taking part in the 2014 World Junior Championship is made up of players drafted by NHL clubs, there is a couple of exceptions on this year's roster. One of those exceptions is forward Sam Reinhart, who plays for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL.

Reinhart falls into the undrafted category because he is in fact in his first season as a draft-eligible player. More than that, he is currently viewed by many as the top player available for the 2014 NHL Draft. Barring a subpar showing at this tournament, taking a turn on the international stage is likely to enhance Reinhart's value for this year's draft.

And it is so far, so good for Reinhart as he and his Canadian teammates dispatched Germany on the first day of the WJC, defeating the Germans 7-2. Reinhart scored a goal and added an assist for a two-point game.

Reinhart spoke with the media following the win over Germany, a portion of which was captured in this Hockey's Future video.

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