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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
12 overall by Atlanta Flames
Born January 8,
Defense / Center|
Height: 5-11 Weight: 215
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Kitchener Captain: 1978-79
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 8 prospect (among underage juniors) for the 1979 NHL draft. ... Was
Peterborough's first pick in 1976 OMJHL midget draft, but refused to play for any team
other than his hometown Kitchener Rangers. The parties went to court, and the
OMJHL suspended Reinhart for the first 30 games of the 1975-76 season. The
suspension ended early when Kitchener and Peterborough worked out a three-way
trade that enabled Reinhart to play for Kitchener. ... Played
center for Kitchener during final junior season. ... Attended St. Jerome's
High School in Kitchener.
| Debut: October 10, 1979 (Atlanta at Quebec)|
Numbers: 23 (Atlanta/Calgary); 23 (Vancouver)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Status: Retired September 5, 1990
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1985 (Calgary), 1989 (Vancouver)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1986 (Calgary)
Trophy (Top Defenseman): 1988-89, 1989-90
NHL Records: Most
goals by a defenseman in one playoff game (3 for Calgary at Edmonton on April
13, 1983, and at Vancouver on April 8, 1984, shares record)
Records: Most goals by a defenseman in one playoff game (3 at Edmonton on
April 13, 1983, and at Vancouver on April 8, 1984)., most assists vs. one team in one season (13 vs. Edmonton in
1982-83, shares record)
Playoffs Points Leader: 1984 (17)
Calgary Playoffs Goals Leader:
1983 (6), 1984 (6, tie)
Calgary Playoffs Assists Leader: 1981 (14,
Vancouver Points Leader: 1989-90 (57)
Vancouver Assists Leader: 1988-89 (50), 1989-90 (40)
Miscellaneous: His first NHL game was also first game in history of
Quebec/Colorado franchise. ... Youngest player in Atlanta/Calgary franchise
history at time of his NHL debut (record since broken). ... Missed remainder
of 1979-80 season and entire 1980 playoffs with severe charley horse. ... Was
on Atlanta team that relocated to Calgary on June 24, 1980. ... Missed part of
1980-81 season with strained knee ligaments, an injury suffered during
Calgary's Jan. 13, 1981, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. ... Set Calgary single-season
records (since broken) for points (67), goals (18) and assists (49) by a
defenseman in 1980-81. ... Missed start of 1981-82 season with ligament damage
in right ankle, an injury suffered during the Canada Cup in September 1981.
... Played center for Calgary during parts of 1981-82 season. ... Played
center and right wing for Calgary at times during 1982-83 season. ... Set
Calgary single-season records (since broken) for points (75) and assists (58)
by a defenseman in 1982-83. ... Was first player in Atlanta/Calgary franchise
history to score a hat trick in a playoff game, a feat he achieved at Edmonton
on April 14, 1983. ... Missed most of 1983-84 regular season with back injury
suffered in Calgary's Nov. 24, 1983, game vs. Winnipeg. ... Played center for
Calgary during part of 1984 playoffs. ... Missed part of 1984-85 season with
back pain experienced in December 1984. ... Set Calgary record (since broken)
for goals in one season by a defenseman with 23 in 1984-85. ... Missed start
of 1985-86 season with back injury. Did not return to action until Dec. 4,
1985. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with strained knee ligaments. ... Was
last player in Atlanta/Calgary franchise history to have played for franchise
both in Atlanta and Calgary. ... Missed most of 1987-88 season with back
spasms, an injury suffered during Calgary's Oct. 21, 1987, game at N.Y.
Rangers. He did not return to action until March 17, 1988. ... Left Calgary in 1988 with franchise records
(since broken) for career playoff points (72), playoff assists (51) and career
regular-season points (444), goals (109) and assists (335) by a defenseman. ...
Missed part of 1988-89 season with broken rib. ... Retired two days before the
start of Vancouver's 1990 training camp due to chronic back pain at age 30.
... Named by Vancouver fans to the franchise's 20th anniversary "Dream Team"
in 1990 despite not having played a full season with team. ... Was criticized
throughout his career for not being motivated enough to consistently
capitalize on his immense talent, and for caring more about money than
|Post-Draft Teams: None|
Canada Cup: 1981
World Championships: 1982 (bronze medal), 1983
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Had been slated to
play for Canada's 1980 Olympic team before opting to turn pro in fall of 1979.
... Named Canada's outstanding defenseman at 1983 World Championships. ...
Skipped 1984 Canada Cup due to concerns about back injury suffered during
1983-84 season. ... Turned down invitation to Canada's training camp for 1987
Canada Cup due to concerns about his back. ... Played shortstop on Calgary's
off-season charity softball team. ... Owned restaurant and was part owner of
construction company in Calgary during his playing days. ... Invested heavily
in Canadian stocks during his playing days, and accumulated enough money to
make it easier for him to retire early. ... Became active in Oldtimers'
charity hockey after his retirement. ... Played in Heroes of Hockey game
during NHL All-Star Weekend in 2001. ... Invested heavily in companies
involved in scientific research following his retirement and made large amount
of money through his shrewd stock choices. ... Was a major investor in a
company that made hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy machines. ...
Purchased share of National Lacrosse League's Vancouver Ravens prior to team's
inaugural season on Oct. 25, 2001. Was named partner and deputy governor for
the team and remained in that position until Feb. 14, 2003. Became team's
interim owner in fall of 2002, but later sold his ownership stake because he
said he had lost $1 million in less than two years. ... Named to defense
position on all-time Kitchener (OMJHL/OHL) team by CHL panel in 1999. ...
Member of the Waterloo (Ontario) County Hall of Fame.
Personal: Nicknamed "Rhino." ... Full name is
Paul Gerard Reinhart. ...
Younger brother of former major-junior player Kevin Reinhart.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Calgary traded Reinhart and Steve
Bozek to Vancouver for 1989 third-round pick (Veli-Pekka Kautonen) on
September 6, 1988.||
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