With the 7th overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
The fourth overall selection a year ago by the New York Islanders, Reinhart has yet to play a pro game but is progressing well as a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings and could very well find himself in the NHL next season.
The well-rounded rearguard had 29 points in 59 games in Edmonton this season and represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship. The Oil Kings captain, Reinhart was particularly good in the Western Hockey League playoffs before suffering a season-ending injury in the Conference Final, in what could be his final WHL game.
FC’s 7th Ranked Players By Year
2008: Cody Hodgson (VAN, 10th overall)
2009: Dmitry Kulikov (FLA, 14th overall)
2010: Nino Niederreiter (NYI, 5th overall)
2011: Ryan Murphy (CAR, 12th overall)
2012: Griffin Reinhart (NYI, 4th overall)
2013: Darnell Nurse
For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.