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Shifty two-way forward with good vision and passing ability who plays with pace and intelligence in all areas of the ice. Needs to add strength but could develop into a top-nine forward on an NHL team.


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August 2021 – Reynolds was passed over in the 2021 NHL Draft and will return to the Saint John Sea Dogs in hopes of earning a selection as an overager in the 2022 draft class. Nick Richard

April 2021 – Reynolds has had an impressive debut season with Saint John in the QMJHL after a strong showing in the BCHL in 2019-2020. He has played nearly 17 minutes per game, including significant powerplay time, and has registered 31 points in 33 games for the Sea Dogs as a draft-eligible.

Reynolds plays the game at a high pace, not just with his skating but in his decision-making and puck movement. He has a smooth stride with good posture and ankle flexion, allowing him to get to top speed quickly. His crossovers are clean and he uses them to generate speed when circling low on the breakout or hustling back to recover after a lost possession. He has good puck-handling skills and can execute at high speed, but also has the ability to slow the game down and manipulate defenders off the rush with his hands and footwork rather than simply playing at full speed all the time. Reynolds scans the ice and processes the game quickly, using his vision and passing ability to generate chances for his teammates but he can finish on his own as well. He is a committed defender who backchecks hard and gets involved in his own zone, regularly lifting pucks from scrums or opposing puck carriers. Reynolds competes hard but still lacks strength on his slight frame, which sometimes causes difficulties when he is forced to play through traffic. Though he may have a bit of a longer development path, Reynolds has the skating, puck skills, intelligence, and competitiveness to develop into an effective top-nine NHL forward. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 2003
Height 5‘10”
Weight 167 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Fredericton Caps U15 AAANBU15MHL2 3 47 0|        
  East Coast Selects Q U12WSI U129 7 613 2|        
 2015-2016 Middlesex Islanders 14U AAA14U AAA- - -- -|        
  East Coast Selects Q U13WSI U139 6 1218 2|        
 2016-2017 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA56 19 3049 22|        
  East Coast Canadians Selects U15WSI U156 1 12 4|        
 2017-2018 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA55 60 56116 32|        
 2018-2019 Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA16U AAA51 27 4471 24|        
  Team New Brunswick CWG7 5 49 6|