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Griffin Reinhart | Defenseman | #8

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/24/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYI
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Griffin Reinhart will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Vegas has a major logjam defensively as there's nine blueliners on the roster. Unless that's sorted out, defensemen like Reinhart will be in an awkward position. Oct 6 - 8:11 PM
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The Golden Knights have inked Griffin Reinhart to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension.

Reinhart had 21 points and 42 penalty minutes in 54 AHL contests in 2016-17. He's the player Vegas got from Edmonton in the expansion draft. Reinhart was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and hasn't lived up to his potential, but he's just 23 years old, so there's still time.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 16 - 4:56 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

Reinhart was previously a member of the Edmonton Oilers. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but he hasn't developed into an NHL regular yet. He appeared in 37 games with Edmonton in 2015-16 and registered two assists and didn't appear in any NHL contests during the 2016-17 regular season. Instead he recorded seven goals and 21 points in 54 AHL contests. Vegas will be hoping that the 23-year-old blueliner can still manage to live up to at least some of his initial potential.
Jun 21 - 9:48 PM

Griffin Reinhart is a healthy scratch for Game 7 Wednesday night.

Reinhart played in Game 6 because Oscar Klefbom was unavailable. Now that Klefbom is healthy enough to play, Reinhart is back in the press box. It makes sense given that Reinhart only has 39 games worth of NHL experience in the playoffs and regular season combined.
Source: NHL.com
May 10 - 10:16 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been dressed for Game 6 Sunday night.

Reinhart only has 37 games worth of NHL experience and didn't play for Edmonton at all in the 2016-17 regular season. The Oilers have put him in the lineup because they're now missing both Andrej Sekera and Oscar Klefbom.
May 7 - 7:13 PM

Griffin Reinhart has been scratched from Game 3 against the Sharks.

He was called up as a potential replacement if Oscar Klefbom couldn't play. However Klefbom is indeed in the lineup tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 16 - 10:07 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defensemen Griffin Reinhart from the American Hockey League.

It might be time to panic in Edmonton seeing as this move might mean that Oscar Klefbom won't be able to suit up for Game 3 against the Sharks. Reinhart has 21 points in 54 AHL games this season.
Apr 15 - 5:19 PM

The Oilers sent Griffin Reinhart back to AHL Bakersfield after Sunday's matinee with Montreal.

Reinhart was merely an extra body if needed, and so he's back to the minors. He has posted seven goals and 21 points with 42 PIMs over his last 59 games with AHL Bakersfield.
Feb 5 - 7:11 PM

Griffin Reinhart will be scratched against the Canadiens on Sunday.

Reinhart has posted seven goals and 21 points with 42 PIMs over his last 59 games with AHL Bakersfield. He also has just two points and 26 PIMs over 37 career NHL games.
Feb 5 - 12:55 PM

Griffin Reinhart was summoned to the Oilers on Saturday.

Through 59 games with AHL Bakersfield spread over the last two seasons Reinhart has posted seven goals and 21 points with 42 PIMs. He has two points and 26 PIMs in 37 career NHL games, however.
Feb 4 - 1:24 PM

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

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

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