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Griffin Reinhart | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/24/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 206

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Griffin Reinhart will return to Edmonton but this time it will be with the Oilers.
Reinhart, selected fourth overall in the 2012 draft, played his junior hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL so it is a homecoming. Reinhart has struggled at the professional level but the blueliner is still only 21 and has a bright future ahead of him as the Oilers continue to build their blueline. He had seven goals and 22 points in 59 AHL games last season so it could be tough to recommend him in fantasy pools for the upcoming season. Jun 27 - 7:11 AM

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The New York Islanders have sent prospect defenseman Griffin Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers for the 16th and 33rd overall picks.

Reinhart was selected fourth overall in 2012, so the trade comes as a bit of a surprise. During his first pro season in AHL Bridgeport, Reinhart tallied seven goals, 22 points and 69 PIMs in 59 games. He also scored a point in eight games for the Islanders last season. Expect Reinhart to continue to develop into a well-rounded defenseman.
Jun 26 - 8:57 PM

Defensemen Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock are both watching from the press box Monday night for Game 7 with the Capitals.

Reinhart was able to play in his first career NHL playoff game in Game 5 but is scratched for a second consecutive game Monday night. He logged 12:42 in the 5-1 Game 5 loss and registered a minus two rating with one shot on goal. Pulock is just on the roster as insurance and has not seen NHL game action quite yet.
Apr 27 - 8:13 PM

Griffin Reinhart is expected to play in the place of Lubomir Visnovsky on Thursday night for Game Five versus Washington.

Reinhart, still just 21 years old, has recorded just a point over eight NHL games. But he recorded seven goals and 22 points for AHL Bridgeport over 59 games. He'll pair with Thomas Hickey to form New York's third defensive unit. Ryan Pulock was on the ice with the Islanders' other scratches at the end of practice.

Griffin Reinhart or Ryan Pulock will take Lubomir Visnovsky's spot in the lineup on Thursday night against Washington.

Visnovsky suffered a suspected concussion in Game 4 after he was leveled by Tom Wilson. Pulock would give the defense corps a right-handed shot, but Reinhart is considered to be the more likely of the two to play. They will both participate in the pregame warmup.
Apr 23 - 3:17 PM

Griffin Reinhart will be recalled to join the New York Islanders.

It's unclear if the 21-year-old defender will see any games in the playoffs, but Reinhart is expected to be at practice on Monday morning regardless. Reinhart posted seven goals, 22 points, and 61 PIMs over 52 games with AHL Bridgeport during his first professional season. He also saw eight games with the Islanders, registering an assist and six penalty minutes.
Apr 12 - 7:49 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to the AHL.

He has earned one assist and 14 hits in eight games with the Islanders this season. The 20-year-old rookie has averaged 14:10 of playing time at the NHL level and he will likely get more time in the minors.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart will continue to suit up for the Islanders Monday versus the Devils.

With both Johnny Boychuck and Travis Hamonic still out with upper body injuries, the Islanders talented rookie will continue to suit up on the blue line. Reinhart has one assist in seven games for the Islanders and will pair up with Matt Donovan to form the Isles third pairing. He's averaged 14:03 minutes in his seven games this year.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against St. Louis.

The 20-year-old is out because Islanders' head coach Chris Capuano said he wanted experienced players in the lineup tonight. The former fourth overall pick in 2012 has one assist in six games this season. Cory Conacher is also a healthy scratch for the Islanders.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been called up by the New York Islanders.

Reinhart was able to make the Islanders' opening game roster despite the additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy, but he only played in three games before he was sent down. He has two goals and eight points in 15 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Griffin Reinhart suffered an undisclosed injury on Saturday and did not return.

Reinhart is playing for Bridgeport of the AHL and could be recalled if healthy as Johnny Boychuk suffered a knee injury on Thursday. Stay tuned.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:30:00 AM

Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to AHL Bridgeport.

The Islanders made the transaction in order to activate Calvin de Haan from injured reserve. Reinhart played in three games with New York and saw his ice time decline each contest. He logged just 11:26 against the Rangers on Tuesday. Reinhart will get plenty of playing time in the minors.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart is still on the Islanders' roster despite the acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy.

Reinhart is projected to play on the third defensive pairing with Brian Strait. The Islanders have a few injured defensemen, so Reinhart might lose his roster spot once the team's situation improves. For now though, he's set to make his NHL debut on Friday.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 08:44:00 AM

Griffin Reinhart isn't likely to start the season with the New York Islanders.

Reinhart originally looked like a solid bet to make the team, but the Islanders acquisition of defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy has changed that. This will give Reinhart the opportunity to hone his game in the minors though after spending 2013-14 with WHL Edmonton.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 06:06:00 AM

Griffin Reinhart has an excellent opportunity to make the opening night roster of the New York Islanders.

Reinhart was selected fourth overall in the 2012 Draft but was returned to the Edmonton Oil Kings after training camp last season and led the team to the Memorial Cup. He is more of a defensive defenseman and had only 34 points in 66 games for the Oil Kings last season so he is not expected to be a strong fantasy player. The Islanders have only a couple of veterans on the blueline and that gives Reinhart a big advantage going into training camp. Look for Reinhart to get 15-20 points this season in Long Island.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:23:00 AM

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