Eric Engels confirms teams were looking to acquire David Reinbacher

Elias Edmonson
May 26, 2024  (7:36 PM)

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Journalist Eric Engels has just confirmed major information involving the young defenseman David Reinbacher and Nashville's trade offer.

It's a rumor that created a lot of buzz during the 2023 NHL draft, but according to reputable sources Pierre LeBrun and Eric Engels, Kent Hughes indeed received significant trade offers for his 5th overall pick a year ago.
Will it be the case again this year, during the 2024 draft? To be continued, but if we look back at last year, there's some news.
According to Pierre LeBrun, the majority of teams that contacted Kent Hughes for a trade wanted to get their hands on David Reinbacher. Wow!

Pierre LeBrun and Eric Engels confirm the rumor involving David Reinbacher and the numerous trade offers at the 2023 draft

According to what we learned a few minutes before Connor Bedard was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks at the first overall pick, the Nashville Predators offered the young prospect Yaroslav Askarov and a 2023 first-round pick in exchange for the 5th overall pick in 2023.
The draft was in Nashville, and they wanted to make a big splash.
See what Eric Engels just declared on Tony Marinaro's podcast.
«I know that many teams were interested in the fifth pick that the Canadiens held last year. In fact, a number of teams wanted to acquire that pick to select David Reinbacher.

This also includes the team [Philadelphia Flyers] - from what I could gather and speaking with several sources in the league afterward - which ended up choosing Matvei Michkov, was one of the teams that were really interested in getting David Reinbacher.» - Eric Engels

The Flyers apparently had David Reinbacher BEFORE Matvei Michkov on their lists, which is an interesting element.
It will be really interesting to see what lies ahead for the young Habs defenseman.
Reinbacher, 19 years old, has scored two goals and three assists (5 points) in 11 games with the Laval Rocket this season, while maintaining a +6 differential. He made a really good first impression here, despite a very difficult season in Kloten.
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