LD Griffin Reinhart - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL (2012, 4th overall, New York Islanders)
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11-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
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KJ was definitely underrated during his time and you're right, playing for the circus on LI definitely added to that. Jonsson is highly respected in Sweden so it's no surprise that Lindholm has a connection with him. He's a very good mentor to have for sure.
I forget who exactly said it during the draft (Bobby Mac, McGuire, Button), but I remember them saying that Reinhart could develop into the best player in the draft (or something to that extent). A 40+ point d-man who shuts down everything in his wake would qualify as a legit contender for the title of BPA. I hope they're right, but hyperbole's are thrown around like wildfire so you have to take it with a grain of salt.
I do have to say, 'FINALLY!' because it's been a long time since we've had a premium d-man prospect like him in a very long time.
Ya, it's always nice to have that elite potential D prospect.
I would have killed to have him stay in Edmonton, but it looks like we found a keeper in Schultz after the draft so not a bad consolation prize at least.
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