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A skilled puck-mover with the size to physically impose his will. His skating is his downfall and should limit him to bottom-pairing duties


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June 2018 – Reinhart was claimed from the Edmonton Oilers by Vegas in their expansion draft, and suited up for 60 games for their minor league affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, while recording 12 points. Twenty years ago, Reinhart would probably be a bottom-pairing NHL regular, but with the transition to a more speed focused style, Reinhart’s strengths are not easily adaptable to the new approach and his technique may keep him outside of the NHL for the remainder of his career. Vegas has some high-end talent on their back end coming up the pipeline which may make the ultimate NHL journey all the more difficult for Reinhart. He must increase his foot speed if there is any hope, which is not an easy thing to do for a man his size, but at only 24 years old there is still some hope. Mason Black

 

June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Griffin Reinhart in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag

 

October 2016 – After another pro season for Griffin that saw him split duties with the Edmonton Oilers and the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, many unresolved issues with his game remain. While not overly physical, he has the abilities to mould into a defensively sound two-way defender. unfortunately, he still lacks consistency and can be beat wide at tim