Max Reinhart
Born (1992-02-04)February 4, 1992,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
F. teams
Kölner Haie
Calgary Flames
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 64th overall, 2010
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2012–present

Maxwell Reinhart (born February 4, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently under contract with Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames.

Reinhart played four seasons of junior hockey with the Kootenay Ice and was a member of their 2011 Western Hockey League championship team before turning professional in 2012. Along with Griffin and Sam, he is one of three hockey-playing brothers, the sons of former NHL player Paul Reinhart.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Junior[edit | edit source]

Reinhart played minor hockey in West Vancouver, British Columbia,[1] where his father Paul, a former National Hockey League (NHL) player, settled following his career.[2] Max viewed his father as the greatest influence on his development as a player, and found that being the son of a former NHL player made it easier for him to be noticed by scouts.[1] He was drafted into the Western Hockey League (WHL) by the Kootenay Ice with their fourth round selection, 86th overall, at the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.[3]

As a junior, Reinhart played four seasons at centre with the Ice between 2008 and 2012 where he scored 235 points in 266 games.[4] Following a 27-point campaign as a 16-year-old in 2008–09, he improved to 51 points in 2009–10 and earned a spot with the Canadian under-18 team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4] Reinhart appeared in six games in the tournament, scoring one assist for the seventh-placed Canadians.[5][6] Reinhart was selected in the third round (63rd overall) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, the same franchise that drafted his father 12th overall in 1979.[7]

Returning to the Ice for the 2010–11 WHL season, Reinhart finished second in team scoring, behind Cody Eakin, with 79 points in 71 games.[8] In the 2011 playoffs, he tied a league record becoming the fourth player in league history to score five goals in one game in a 7–2 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers.[9] Reinhart scored 27 points in 19 playoff games, tying five players for second overall in post-season scoring,[8] as the Ice won the Ed Chynoweth Cup after defeating the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL championship series.[10] Playing his final season of junior in 2011–12, Reinhart led the Ice with 78 points,[11] and was named to the WHL Second All-Star Team.[12]

Professional[edit | edit source]

The Flames signed Reinhart to a three-year entry level contract on July 14, 2011, prior to his final season with the Ice.[13] He made his professional debut after the Ice's season ended. Reinhart joined Calgary's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, to conclude the 2011–12 AHL season, where he scored two goals in his professional debut.[14] He added a goal and an assist in four playoff games.[4] In his first full season with the Heat in 2012–13, Reinhart struggled to play at a consistent level; the 21-year-old said he hadn't had many years in hockey where he struggled offensively.[15] He had only four points in his first 33 games with Abbotsford, but improved throughout the season, scoring 17 points in his following 34 games.[16]

The Calgary Flames recalled Reinhart on April 6, 2013, a decision that surprised him despite his improved play.[16] He made his NHL debut that night in his hometown, a 5–2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.[17] Reinhart made his debut with the Flames franchise that his father began his own career with and played nine seasons for, and against a Canucks team that Paul spent his final two seasons with.[16] Reinhart earned his first NHL point four nights later, also against the Canucks, assisting on a Curtis Glencross goal,[18] and scored his first goal against Edmonton Oilers' goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin on April 13 in a 4–1 victory.[19] He finished the season with a goal and two assists in 11 games with the Flames, and 21 points in 67 games with Abbotsford.[20]

Reinhart spent the majority of the 2013–14 season with the Heat, though he appeared in eight games with the Flames and recorded two assists.[21] He led the Heat with 63 points in 66 games, and in doing so, broke Krys Kolanos' Abbotsford team scoring record (61).[22]

On July 1, 2015, Reinhart was traded by the Flames to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a conditional fourth-round selection in 2016.[23] He did not see any NHL action during the 2015-16 season, but made 73 appearances for Nashville's AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, tallying 23 goals and 15 assists. He also played three postseason contests.

Upon the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Reinhart took up an offer from Germany, signing with Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on June 6, 2016.[24]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Max is the eldest of three sons to Paul and Theresa Reinhart. His younger brothers also play hockey: Griffin was a first round draft pick of the New York Islanders in 2012,[25] and youngest brother Sam is a prospect of the Buffalo Sabres having been drafted by them in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[15] The three brothers played with and against each other throughout their junior careers, as Sam was a teammate of Max's on Kootenay's championship team while the pair opposed Griffin, who was a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings.[7]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Kootenay Ice WHL 62 11 16 27 21 4 1 0 1 2
2009–10 Kootenay Ice WHL 72 21 30 51 38 6 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Kootenay Ice WHL 71 34 45 79 41 19 15 12 27 12
2011–12 Kootenay Ice WHL 61 28 50 78 40 3 0 2 2 6
2011–12 Abbotsford Heat AHL 1 2 0 2 0 4 1 1 2 0
2012–13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 67 7 14 21 32
2012–13 Calgary Flames NHL 11 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Abbotsford Heat AHL 66 21 42 63 47 4 1 3 4 4
2013–14 Calgary Flames NHL 8 0 2 2 2
2014–15 Adirondack Flames AHL 69 15 24 39 38
2014–15 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 23 15 38 32 3 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 23 1 4 5 6

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Pacific U17 Silver medal icon.svg 6 2 1 3 4
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 0 1 1 39
Junior totals 12 2 2 4 43

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver 2009 British Columbia
Award Year
WHL Championship 2010–11 [10]
WHL Second Team All-Star 2011–12 [12]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gorman, Randy (2009-12-13). Q&A with Max Reinhart and Joey Leach. McKeen's Hockey. Retrieved on 2013-04-05.
  2. Radia, Andy (2011-02-18). Where are they now: Paul Reinhart. Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  3. (2012) 2012–13 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 66. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Maxwell Reinhart player card. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  5. Player statistics by team – Canada. International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-04-22). Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  6. Tournament progress. International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-04-23). Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Duff, Bob (2011–12 (Winter)). "The son also rises". ISSN 1703-7182. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 (2011) 2011–12 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 66. 
  9. (2011) 2011–12 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 244. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Beseda, Jim. "WHL Championship series: Kootenay wins 4-1 to close out Winterhawks, clinch berth in Memorial Cup", The Oregonian, 2011-05-13. Retrieved on 2013-04-06. 
  11. (2012) 2012–13 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 64. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 (2012) 2012–13 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 210. 
  13. "Flames sign Max Reinhart", Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 2011-07-14. Retrieved on 2013-04-06. 
  14. Numerology: Max Reinhart. Calgary Flames Hockey Club (2013-04-06). Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Fisher, Scott. "Reinhart awaits his chance", Calgary Sun, 2013-03-26. Retrieved on 2013-04-06. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Sportak, Randy. "Home is where Reinhart is", Calgary Sun, 2013-04-07, p. S2. 
  17. Kuzma, Ben. "West Vancouver's Max Reinhart suffers torrid NHL baptism in Flames 5-2 loss", Vancouver Province, 2013-04-07. Retrieved on 2013-04-07. 
  18. Gilbertson, Wes. "Flames kids taken to school", Calgary Sun, 2013-04-11, p. S2. 
  19. "Baertschi lifts Flames over reeling Oilers", The Sports Network, 2013-04-13. Retrieved on 2013-04-13. 
  20. (2013) 2013–14 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 128. 
  21. Maxwell Reinhart player card. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2014-04-20.
  22. Gilbertson, Wes. "Heat's Reinhart sets record", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-20, p. S14. 
  23. "Nashville acquires Max Reinhart". Nashville Predators (2015-07-01). Retrieved on 2015-07-01.
  24. Die Kölner Haie verpflichten Nico Krämmer und Max Reinhart | Kölner Haie.
  25. 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2013-04-06.

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