Sam Reinhart is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently plays for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was chosen as the second overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, Reinhart was selected as the 15th overall pick by the Kootenay Ice in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. In Buffalo, Reinhart wore jersey number 23, the same number his father wore in the NHL. However, since joining the Florida Panthers, he now wears jersey number 13.
Age- 28 years
Height- 1.85 m
Weight- 83 kg
Full name-Samson Reinhart
Born- 6 November 1995
Birthplace-North Vancouver, Canada
Profession-Canadian ice hockey player
Current team-Florida Panthers (#13 / Right wing)
Sam Reinhart’s parents are Paul Reinhart and Theresa Reinhart. He was born in Vancouver, Canada. Sam Reinhart’s father was a National Hockey League (NHL) defenseman and has since transitioned into a role as a stock market financier and promoter.
Sam Reinhart has two brothers: Max and Griffin. Max was chosen in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames and is actively involved in their organization. Griffin, on the other hand, was selected as the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft by the New York Islanders.
Sam Reinhart’s wife is Jessica Jewell. Reinhart shared the news of their wedding on Instagram on August 2, 2023. The couple, who had been together for a considerable period, officially tied the knot on July 7, 2023.
As of now, the couple is newly married and has not welcomed any children.
Growing up in West Vancouver, Reinhart attended Collingwood School. In addition to his involvement in ice hockey, he played tennis during high school and continues to engage in the sport during the offseason. Alongside ice hockey and tennis, Reinhart participated in baseball, lacrosse, and soccer, showcasing his diverse athletic interests. A passionate soccer fan, he played minor ice hockey at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, initially starting as a defenseman before transitioning to the role of a center.
Reinhart’s journey continued with the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the BC Hockey Major Midget League (BCMML) after being selected 15th overall by the Kootenay Ice in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Notably, he followed in the footsteps of his older brothers Max and Griffin, with Max drafted in 2007 and Griffin selected third overall in 2010.
In the 2011–12 season, Reinhart demonstrated his scoring prowess by registering 62 points, placing him second only to his brother Max in team scoring. Achieving a franchise record, on October 9, 2013, he tied with John Negrin for the Kootenay Ice’s record for most consecutive games with an assist (8).
Reinhart represented Canada at various international events, including the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships. While the team fell to the United States in the semi-finals, they secured a bronze medal in overtime against Finland. In 2016, Reinhart contributed to Team Canada’s Gold Medal win at the IIHF World Championship, recording four assists in 10 games.
Named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, Reinhart played a crucial role in guiding the team to the playoff rounds. Although they lost in the final to Finland, Canada earned the Silver Medal, and Reinhart concluded the tournament with 3 goals and 5 points in 10 games.
On July 12, 2014, Sam Reinhart signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres. He successfully made the Sabres’ opening day roster for the 2014–15 season. Reinhart earned his first NHL point on October 25, 2014, by assisting on a goal by Nicolas Deslauriers in a 2–1 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
A significant milestone in Reinhart’s career occurred on January 10, 2016, when he scored his first career NHL hat-trick against the Winnipeg Jets, leading the Sabres to a 4–2 victory. On September 19, 2018, Reinhart extended his contract with the Sabres, signing a two-year deal worth $7.3 million.
However, on October 25, 2020, Reinhart opted for a one-year, $5.2 million contract with the Sabres.
On July 24, 2021, Sam Reinhart was traded by the Sabres to the Florida Panthers in a deal that involved Devon Levi and a 2022 first-round pick. Following the trade, on August 11, Reinhart inked a three-year contract with the Panthers, totaling $19.5 million.
Net Worth 2024
As of 2024, Sam Reinhart’s net worth is reported to be $7.5 million.
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Sam Reinhart will cost a lot
The Florida Panthers are aiming to make a return to the Stanley Cup Final this season and are considered strong contenders to achieve that objective. Despite facing challenges such as the absence of Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour at the season’s outset, along with a relatively less productive season from Matthew Tkachuk, the Panthers have consistently held a top position in the standings.
In their quest to secure a spot in the final and vie for the Stanley Cup, the Panthers may need to make significant moves this year. This urgency is underscored by the fact that three key players, namely Brandon Montour, Gustav Forsling, and Sam Reinhart, are set to become unrestricted free agents (UFAs) next summer.
Sam Reinhart, acquired by the Panthers in exchange for Devon Levi and a first-round pick (Jiri Kulich), is expected to command a substantial contract. The 28-year-old center is delivering an outstanding performance this season, and if the Panthers are unable to meet his contract expectations, he could seek a deal worth 11-12 million in the long term on the free-agent market.
Having already notched 28 goals, 22 assists, and 50 points in 39 games, Reinhart is on track for an impressive 60-goal, 100+-point season. To retain him, the Panthers might need to make sacrifices, potentially parting ways with a valuable defenseman to accommodate Reinhart under the salary cap.