Flames sign Max Reinhart
"Max is the prototypical player we want in our organization,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “He has good size, skates very well, has excellent hockey sense on both sides of the puck, works extremely hard, competes and leads, and is an outstanding teammate. He not only posted a solid regular season campaign in Kootenay but he managed to elevate his play in the post-season in helping lead his team to the WHL title. He then took his game to the CHL’s largest stage in the Memorial Cup and played solid two-way hockey there as well. We are very pleased with his development and we are thrilled to have him under contract. We believe Max has a very bright future ahead of him with the Flames.”
Reinhart was Calgary’s first player drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Flames did not have selections in the first two rounds and were able to secure Reinhart with their 3rd round pick, 64th overall. A native of Vancouver, Reinhart played in 71 games with the Kootenay Ice (WHL) last season registering career highs with 34 goals and 45 assists for 79 points. He finished second in playoff scoring netting 15 goals and adding 12 assists for 27 points in 19 games in guiding Kootenay to a WHL Championship and a berth at the Memorial Cup.
Max is the son of former Calgary Flames All-Star defencemen Paul Reinhart.
Contract terms: Three year entry level contract with an average annual value of $900,000.
MAX REINHART – CENTRE
BORN: Vancouver, BC DATE: February 4, 1992
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: 3rd round (64th overall) in the 2010 Entry Draft