Max Reinhart, who scored his first NHL goal on Saturday was minus-26 in the AHL when he was recalled a week ago.
Reinhart was third worst in the AHL, a stat that caused Calgary coach Bob Hartley to chuckle when talking to his young center. "The first couple of games (in the NHL), he was feeling his way," Hartley said. "I brought him in and I said ‘Max, you have to jump. You have to take advantage of this.’ I said, ‘Let’s face it, there's not too many kids with a minus-26 rating being called up from the American League,’ and he started to laugh. I said, ‘Never mind this. You're in the NHL. We don't care. We're going to work with you. We're going to teach you, but show passion. Show that you like the game.’ So far, he's showing lots of great things to us." Reinhart has a minus-one rating in five NHL games so far.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 07:20:00 AM