Reinhart with the New York Islanders in 2014
January 24, 1994|
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)|
New York Islanders
Kunlun Red Star
4th overall, 2012|
New York Islanders
Griffin Reinhart (born January 24, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was drafted fourth overall by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. During his tenure in the NHL, Reinhart played for the Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers. Despite still playing professional hockey, his high draft position relative to his overall NHL performance causes him to be considered a large draft bust in the NHL.
After recording 36 points in the regular season, a career high, Reinhart won the 2012 WHL Playoffs with the Oil Kings. Reinhart was selected fourth overall by the New York Islanders, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year entry level contract with them on August 2, 2012. On September 18, 2012, Reinhart was named captain of the Oil Kings.
In his last year in the WHL, Reinhart helped lead the Oil Kings to their second WHL Championship within three years on May 12, 2014. He was named to the WHL (East) Second All-Star Team and WHL Playoff MVP for his efforts. The Oil Kings also named Reinhart and teammate Cody Corbett co-winners of the team's Top Defenceman award. On May 25, the Oil Kings won the Memorial Cup over Guelph Storm.
Although Reinhart spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Islanders AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he made his NHL debut on October 10, 2014, against the Carolina Hurricanes.
On June 26, 2015, Reinhart was traded by the Islanders to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for the Oilers' 2015 first-round pick (16th overall, Mathew Barzal) and second-round pick (33rd overall, Mitchell Stephens) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Having been left exposed by the Oilers at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Reinhart was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017. On October 30, Reinhart was sent to the Golden Knights' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
After leaving the NHL as a free agent, Reinhart spent his first season abroad, playing with Chinese based HC Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League during the COVID-19 pandemic affected 2019-20 season. He made 33 appearances for Kunlun, registering just 3 assists from the blueline.
Griffin is the son of Paul Reinhart, who also played in the NHL. Griffin's older brother, Max, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2010 and his younger brother Sam was drafted second overall in 2014 by the Buffalo Sabres.
|2008-09||Vancouver North West Giants||BCMML||3||1||3||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|2009-10||Vancouver North West Giants||BCMML||32||9||25||34||24||5||3||5||8||14|
|2009-10||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||2||0||0||0||0||--||--||--||--||--|
|2010-11||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||45||6||19||25||36||4||0||0||0||6|
|2011-12||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||58||12||24||36||38||20||2||6||8||20|
|2012-13||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||59||8||21||29||35||12||3||4||7||5|
|2013-14||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||45||4||17||21||55||21||4||9||13||18|
|2014-15||New York Islanders||NHL||8||0||1||1||6||1||0||0||0||0|
|2014-15||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||59||7||15||22||64||--||--||--||--||--|
|2019-20||Kunlun Red Star||KHL||33||0||2||2||6||--||--||--||--||--|
|East Second All-Star Team||2014|
|WHL Playoff MVP||2014|
|Memorial Cup (Edmonton Oil Kings)||2014|||
|Ed Chynoweth Cup||2012, 2014|