New York Islanders Worst Draft Picks in Garth Snow Era
Selected fourth overall in 2012,
as a player that wasn’t prolific in any one aspect of the game, but didn’t have any shortfalls either:
"Reinhart has great size, budding talent, and good bloodlines. He has good hockey sense to go along with his size and ability. While he doesn’t excel in any one area of the game, he doesn’t have many weaknesses, either. Reinhart can work on his skating, and he could still make better use of his size."
After making the New York Islanders roster in 2014-15 it was quickly discovered that Reinhart wasn’t destined for the NHL. At least not in an Islanders sweater.
Reinhart would only play eight games that season, registering a single assist, before being sent to the AHL. And then thankfully, Edmonton thought he had some value.
In 2015, Garth decided to cut bait with his former fourth overall pick by recouping a first round pick and second round pick in 2015.
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Garth would use the first rounder from Edmonton to select Mathew Barzal 15th overall. And then he’d package the Oilers second round with the Isles to get a first round pick from Tampa – that actually originally belong to the Rangers- and select Anthony Beauvillier 28th overall.\
So at least Garth was able to get something for him and not be a complete waste of a top five draft pick.