NHL Draft War Room: Sam Reinhart

Sam Reinhart

THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings: #2 (Feb 2014

THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #2 (March 2014)

Sam Reinhart: 1st overall pick in 2014 NHL Mock Draft - Olympic Edition
In the “Battle of Sam”, Sam Reinhart goes 1st overall in the 2014 NHL Mock Draft – Olympic Edition (Photo by Brad Watson)
  • Hashtag/Nickname: #MrCerebral
  • Team: #23, Kootenay, WHL
  • Position: Centre
  • Shoots: Right:
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 185 lb.
  • Born: Vancouver, BC, 6-Nov-95
  • Twitter: @SamsonReinhart


Other Rankings

1 – Craig Button, Jan-14

2 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14

2 – Future Considerations, Feb-14

2 – ISS, Feb-14

4 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14

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  • From Ross MacLean, ISS Head Scout at Fansided.com, “He’s a great offensive thinker with great skills and a natural nose for scoring goals. He’s a very smart playmaker who can really control his time and space well around the puck. He’s got a great release on his shot, a release that reminds me a lot of James Neal. He has a natural ability to adapt to his surroundings and seems to build chemistry quickly with whomever he lines up with.”

From the War Room

  • Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Sam Reinhart: Winner – Gold at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka; gold at the 2013 U18 Worlds. Cerebral – A lot of Sam’s success comes from thinking the game faster than everyone else. Leader – Captain of his club team, the Kootenay Ice, Captain of Team Canada at the 2013 U18 Worlds, Captain of Team Cherry at the 2014 CHL Top Prospects Game. Most likely to be drafted number one in 2014 – Yes, I have Aaron Ekblad number one but I am not the one doing the drafting. Top line centres are both harder to come by and are more likely to perform as advertised than defensemen of a similar age since the forwards are closer to maturity in their game. Watch for Sam Reinhart’s name being called out first at the 2014 NHL draft in Philadelphia.


About NHL Draft War Room Series

This series is compiled by Eldon MacDonald and edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)