The Nashville Predators have made a trade that will see them acquire forward Max Reinhart from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2016 Entry Draft.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has acquired forward Max Reinhart from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2016 Entry Draft.
Reinhart, 23 (2/4/92), has appeared in 23 career NHL games with the Flames over the past three seasons, posting a goal and four assists. Since scoring a pair of goals in his first professional contest with the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat on April 15, 2012, the 6-1, 185-pound center has amassed 125 points (45g-80a) in 203 AHL contests. In 2013-14, his assist total ranked ninth in the AHL (42), while his point total tied for 11th (63).
A third-round selection of the Flames (64th overall) in the 2010 Entry Draft, Reinhart posted 235 points (94g-141a) in 266 Western Hockey League games with the Kootenay Ice from 2008-12. He led all skaters in goals (15) and tied for second in points (27) while leading the Ice to the 2011 Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions, then tied for first in assists (5) and for second in points (6) at the 2011 Memorial Cup. Reinhart’s father, Paul, played 648 career NHL contests between 1979-90, while his two brothers, Sam (second overall selection of Buffalo in 2014) and Griffin (fourth overall selection in the 2012 Draft, recently acquired by Edmonton) are both top NHL prospects.
Reinhart has played the majority of his professional career to this point at the AHL level: 203 games, 125 points (45 goals, 80 assists), 117 penalty minutes, and a plus/minus rating of -29. During his time in the NHL he has played 23 games, produced 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists), had 6 penalty minutes, and a plus/minus rating of -5. He was set to become an RFA at the end of the season but on Monday received a qualifying offer from the Flames. There is a good chance he begins his 2015-16 season as a member of the Milwaukee Admirals.