NHL PLAYER, Sam Reinhart
Born Nov 06, 1995 -- North Vancouver, British Columbia
Selected by Buffalo Sabres round 1 #2 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Sam Reinhart (born November 6, 1995) is a Canadian centre who currently plays with the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Reinhart was selected second overall by the Sabres in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Reinhart was born in North Vancouver to Theresa and Paul Reinhart. His father, Paul, was a National Hockey League (NHL) defenceman, and is now a stock market financier and promoter. Reinhart wears the jersey number 23, the same number that his father wore in the NHL. Sam has two brothers: Maxwell (Max) and Griffin..
Reinhart was selected with the second pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. On July 12, 2014, he was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres. Reinhart made the Sabres' opening day roster in the 2014–15 season. He scored his first NHL point on October 25, 2014, assisting on a goal by Nicolas Deslauriers in a 2–1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. He was returned to Kootenay after appearing in nine games with the Sabres and joined the Rochester Americans after the Ice's season ended.
Reinhart scored his first career NHL hat trick on January 10, 2016 against the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-2 victory. Reinhart competed for Canada Pacific in the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, but failed to medal. Later that year, he was selected to join Canada's under-18 team for the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships in the Czech Republic. The team lost to the United States in the semi-finals, but won the bronze medal game against Finland in overtime. \
Reinhart then captained the under-18 team at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as Canada won its fifth consecutive gold medal in the event. Reinhart again captained the U18 team at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships in Sochi, Russia. Reinhart scored three goals and four assists to help Canada win the gold, ending the United States' record of four consecutive championships.
Moving up to the U20 level, Reinhart earned a spot with the national junior team for the 2014 World Junior Championships. His brother Griffin also made the team, and they became the third pair of brothers to play for Canada at the World Junior Championships. Reinhart and Aaron Ekblad were the only two players on the Canadian roster eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Reinhart registered two goals and three assists in the first three games of the tournament, but was held scoreless for the remainder of the tournament.
Canada lost the bronze medal game against Russia 2–1 and finished fourth. Sam Reinhart also represented Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. The team won gold as Sam served as one of two alternate captains for the team, the other being Connor McDavid.
Reinhart scored the game-winning goal against team Russia in the Gold Medal game, which was his fifth of the tournament. Reinhart finished with a total of 5 goals and 11 points leading all players in goals and points. Reinhart represented Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship helping Canada win Gold and finishing the tournament with 4 assists.