The Edmonton Oilers made a big move to add to their blueline, trading the No. 16 overall pick and No. 33 overall pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for Griffin Reinhart.
Reinhart, 21, was considered to be one of the top defencemen in the Islanders’ system. He spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, registering seven goals and 15 assists with 64 penalty minutes in 59 games.
The 6-foot-4 blueliner also appeared in eight games with the Islanders, posting one assist with six penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating. Prior to the 2014-15 season, Reinhart spent parts of five seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
The son of former NHLer Paul Reinhart was originally selected No. 4 overall by the Islanders in the 2012 NHL Draft.
The Islanders selected Mathew Barzal with the No. 16 overall pick they acquired from Edmonton.