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Griffin Reinhart | Defenseman | #8

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/24/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYI

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Griffin Reinhart knows what he has to work on to make the leap and become an NHL regular.
After receiving a conversation with GM Peter Chiarelli, Reinhart knows he needs to be more assertive. Still just 22-years-old, it's not surprising such a young player would be tentative. Sometimes a player simply needs time to mature mentally and emotionally before going to the next level. A couple good months in Bakersfield could go a long way towards his career's trajectory. Sat, Oct 8, 2016 07:15:00 PM

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Griffin Reinhart has been cut from the Edmonton Oilers' training camp roster.

It's not too surprising that Reinhart didn't make Edmonton's opening game roster, but it's still disappointing relative to what the expectations were for him. The Islanders took him with the fourth pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but the 22-year-old has only participated in 37 NHL games to this point. That said, he has the potential to work his way onto Edmonton's roster this season if he hits the ground running in the minors.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been sent down to the minors.

He split the 2015-16 campaign between the NHL and the AHL. Reinhart had nine points in 27 games with Bakersfield this year and he earned an assist in 29 matches with the Oilers.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been recalled by Edmonton.

He has shared time between the NHL and AHL this season. In 15 games with the Oilers, he has one assist and 16 penalty minutes. Reinhart in being brought up in response to Brandon Davidson's injury on Sunday.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 06:43:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to the minors.

He has split time between Edmonton and Bakersfield this season. In 15 games with the Oilers, Reinhart has one assist and 16 penalty minutes.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 03:24:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Senators.

The 22-year-old was recalled from the minors earlier this week. He has one assist in 14 games this season. Anton Lander and Adam Clendening will join Reinhart in the press box.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been recalled from the AHL.

He has skated in 13 games with Edmonton this season and he has appeared in 17 outings with Bakersfield in the minors.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 02:15:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have reassigned Griffin Reinhart to AHL Bakersfield.

With a nine day break between now and their next game on Feb. 2nd against Columbus, Edmonton will save a bit of money on the cap and get Reinhart some extra playing time. Through 21 career NHL games Reinhart has two points and little else to his credit.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart picked up his first assist of the season Saturday.

Reinhart was recalled on Friday with the injury to Brandon Davidson after spending the first seven-plus weeks of the NHL season with Edmonton before his demotion to the minors. The Oilers are trying to give players some much needed time in the minors rather than rushing him and Reinhart, the fourth overall pick in 2012 by the Islanders, is a prime example. "Darnell (Nurse), Griffin, those types of players, even (Brandon) Davidson, they need time to develop," coach Todd McLellan said. "Some of the best defensemen in the league have. When I was in Detroit, Nik Kronwall was coming out of a full year in the American League. He won the Eddie Shore Trophy for the top defenseman. He played a full year." Reinhart has no fantasy value at this time.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 08:41:00 AM

Griffin Reinhart has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton had an opening because Brandon Davidson is out with an undisclosed injury. Reinhart has a goal and five points in 14 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 12:03:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned Griffin Reinhart to the AHL.

Edmonton had to make a move with Justin Schultz coming off IR. Reinhart was acquired from the Islanders in an off-season trade and still needs to work on his overall game. The former fourth overall pick had no points in 12 games this season.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart will be scratched from Friday's match with Detroit.

It's been a trying season for the rookie Reinhart, who has seen just a dozen games without any points thus far. He has a world of talent, but we'd wait for it to bloom before getting on another Reinhart bandwagon.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:07:00 PM

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

Andrew Ference will also be a healthy scratch while Benoit Pouliot will miss the game because of an illness. Reinhart has no points in eight games this season.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 09:11:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart will get back into the lineup Tuesday night after being sidelined since Oct. 18.

He will be paired with Eric Gryba on the back end.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Griffin Reinhart (undisclosed) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

"I’m pretty anxious to get back out there, it’s not fun when you have to watch," Reinhart said. "But I think you can learn a lot from being up (in press box). You see how much time and space you have. There are a lot of different parts of the game that look different up there than they do from the ice. You try to learn from that, but I’m, obviously, pretty excited to get back out there." Reinhart was out for six straight contests. He has no points and a plus-one rating in four games this season.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:27:00 AM

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C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Brandon Davidson
8Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit