Reinhart named FC’s Forward of the Year

Press Release2014 Draft Center


CALGARY, AB — Future Considerations Hockey today announced Kootenay Ice captain Sam Reinhart as the Pacific4 Sports Management draft eligible Forward of the Year.

The 18-year-old Vancouver, BC product was dominant throughout the 2013-14 campaign, recording 36 goals and 69 assists along with a plus-24 rating in 60 games. His 105 points were most among Canadian Hockey League draft eligible alongside Leon Draisaitl, who accomplished the feat in 64 games.

Reinhart is Future Considerations’ top-ranked forward for the 2014 NHL Draft and sits second overall behind only Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad.

“Reinhart is deserving of being crowned the top forward in this draft class,” Future Considerations’ WHL head scout Zenon Herasymiuk said. “He came into the season with high expectations and continued to elevate his game in pressure situations. He has an exceptional level of skill and showed throughout the season that he can play strong defense.

“With his blend of immense smarts and character, we have no doubt he will be a successful long-time NHL player.”

His most productive month came when Reinhart scored 10 goals and 32 points in just 13 games in February and earned his first of consecutive Forward of the Month honors at Future Considerations.

In all, Reinhart factored in on 45 percent of Kootenay’s scoring. He was held off the scoresheet just nine times this season — all Ice losses — and only once was he shut out in back-to-back games. He also had a Western Hockey League-best 22-game point streak.

He added six goals and 23 points in 13 games during the WHL Playoffs.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound center also represented Canada internationally at the IIHF 2014 World Junior Championship, recording two goals and five points in seven games.

For his efforts, Reinhart was also awarded the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL Player of the Year and was a runner up to Anthony Mantha of the Val-d’Or Foreurs as Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year.

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