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Former 4th overall pick surprises and suddenly announces his retirement


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Jeff Drouin
June 4, 2022  (2:59 PM)
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Sometimes, despite all the great potential a young person may have in the junior ranks, it just doesn't work out in the pros and we have to face the fact that it will never rise.

Such is the case with Sam Reinhart's older brother, Griffin, who was drafted 4th overall in 2012.
His NHL career never went the way he wanted or was expected, and now 28-year-old Griffin Reinhart is surprisingly announcing his retirement, despite his young age.
Reinhart is a defenseman, who was actually drafted fourth overall by the New York Islanders in 2012.
He only played eight games in the NHL, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for: a first and second round pick (the first round pick in question here notably became one Mathew Barzal)
Ouch.
Reinhart went on to play 29 games with Edmonton, in 2015-2016, picking up one small assist.
That was the end of his NHL career. He tried to rebound, first in the AHL, and then in Europe, but to no avail.
His hockey career will certainly have been a disappointment, considering his draft rank (before Morgan Rielly and Filip Forsberg), but we wish him the best of luck for the future.
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