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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 Florida Panthers 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.    

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Sam Reinhart is the second player in Florida Panthers franchise history to score 50 goals, joining Pavel Bure. It is a career high in goals for Reinhart, whose previous career high was 33 in the 2021-22 season. Panthers head coach Paul Maurice said “There's just very few people whose names that score 50 that you don't know. You've just heard of them because they're the superstars. We're just so fortunate to have him.” Reinhart is currently in the top 12 of NHL point leaders.




Sam Reinhart has been named the NHL First Star of the week for the second time this year, while previously named Third Star of the week two times this season.

“At both ends of the ice, he’s an amazing player,” Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov said. “I’ve said so many good things about him. He just reads the game so well. On top of it, he’s a very big threat to score goals and make plays.”

Through three games in the week, Reinhart registered six points, and helped the Panthers go a perfect 3-0-0.




The NHL has unveiled the 2024 NHL All-Star roster. Each team is sending a representative to the event in Toronto, with 12 more players to be announced via fan voting. Congratulations to all the Newport clients who have made this year’s All-Star roster; Connor Bedard, Rasmus Dahlin, Tomáš Hertl, Travis Konecny, Elias Lindholm, Sam Reinhart, Brady Tkachuk, Robert Thomas, and Tom Wilson.




Over a span of four games, Sam Reinhart led the NHL in scoring with 10 points. Reinhart has tied a personal record and broke a Panthers franchise record this week. Reinhart tied his personal best single-game point record with two goals and two assists and broke the Panthers franchise record for fastest goal scored in an overtime period. This season Reinhart currently has a team-leading 21 points and is tied for third in most goals in the NHL. He has tied the Panthers record for fewest games to 20 points, and he required the second fewest games by a Panther player to reach 10 goals.



Reinhart tallies winner in Sabres’ victory February 12, 2020

Sam Reinhart scored the game-winning goal last night, as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2. The 24-year-old forward also tallied an assist and a game-high, 5 shots on net in the Sabres’ win. The West Vancouver-native is currently on pace to eclipse his season-best total of 25 goals, which he set in 2017-18.

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Reinhart clutch in Buffalo win February 06, 2019

Sam Reinhart was named the first star of the game last night, as the Buffalo Sabres took down the Minnesota Wild in an overtime shootout, 5-4. The 23-year-old center finished the game with two points (1 goal, 1 assist) and tallied the all-important overtime winner in the shootout. For the season, the native of West Vancouver is well on his way to a career-high in points, a benchmark he set last year with 50. Through 52 games in 2018-19, Reinhart has already amassed 47 points, including a career-high, 34 assists.  

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Reinhart named 3rd star as Sabres’ win streak ends November 30, 2018

Sam Reinhart scored two goals last night, as the Buffalo Sabres’ bid to win an 11th straight game fell just short, falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-5. Drafted 2nd overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old center has continued his steady rise to stardom this season. The West Vancouver-native is coming off a month of November that saw him tally nearly a point per game, registering 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 14 games.

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Reinhart signs new contract with Sabres September 19, 2018

Sam Reinhart and the Buffalo Sabres came to terms on a new two-year, $7.3 million contract today. Drafted 2nd overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old center is coming off of his best offensive season to date, setting new highs in goals (25), points (50) and shots on goal (188).

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Reinhart continues to shine in Sabres’ win March 06, 2018

Sam Reinhart stayed hot last night, tallying a goal and an assist in the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 defeat of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old centerman would go on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. Playing in just his 3rd full season in the NHL, Reinhart is currently in the best form of his career. The West Vancouver-native has been on fire in the second half of the season, registering 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists) and +6 rating in his last 20 games.

For more on Reinhart and last night’s game, keep reading the story here.  

O’Reilly and Reinhart stay hot in Sabres’ win February 14, 2018

Ryan O’Reilly and Sam Reinhart’s offensive explosion continued last night, as the Buffalo Sabres took down the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5-3. O’Reilly would eventually be named the 1st star of the contest after tallying a goal and two assists in the win, including the game-winning goal early in the 3rd period. It was the second straight game that the Clinton, Ontario-native registered 3 points, giving him 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in his last 5 games. Reinhart, meanwhile, finished the game with 2 goals and 4 shots on net. In his last 5 games, the talented center has also been on fire, with 3 goals and 5 assists in that span.

For more on last night’s game, check out the recap here