The Buffalo Sabres have chosen Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Sam Reinhart’s elite hockey sense, offensive skill and excellent character have scouts raving about a special NHL career for the nicely built 6’1, 186 pound center. During the past 14 months, Reinhart has captained Team Canada to a gold medal at the U18 World Championships, participated in the World Junior Hockey Championships, scored 128 points in 73 games for Kootenay during the WHL regular season and playoffs and now follows his dad and two older brothers to be drafted into the NHL. Reinhart sees, thinks and understands the game better than anyone in the class of 2014. He is solid on faceoffs, backchecks hard, kills penalties, supports his defensemen down low and is not afraid to get dirty and block shots. Reinhart makes his linemates better, much like Henrik Sedin does in Vancouver, and his professional, humble and focused demeanor will allow him to take on a leadership role and a top-six spot for years to come with the Buffalo Sabres.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 07:26:00 PM