New York Islanders Top 5 Garth Snow Trades To Date
In 2015 the New York Islanders didn’t have a first-round pick in that year’s draft. So Garth Snow called up new Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli and dealt a former first rounder for a first and second-round pick in that year’s draft.
Reinhart was taken fourth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, but never made much of an impact. By 2015 he’d only played in eight NHL games registering a single point for the Islanders.
The Islanders were able to cash in on the promise that Reinhart still had by getting those two picks from the Oilers.
Garth used that first round pick, that originally belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins, to select Mathew Barzal from the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds15th overall.
Then Garth would package Edmonton’s second round pick and the Isles own second round pick to Tampa Bay for one of their first round picks, 28th overall. Which belonged to the New York Rangers.
The Islanders picked Anthony Beauvillier, a player who, a season later would make the New York Islanders active roster right out of camp.
Reinhart has since moved onto Vegas after being selected in the expansion draft. Looks like Edmonton found out what the Isles already knew a few years earlier.