May 7, 1976 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Los Angeles Kings
Steven Edward "Reinprecht (born May 7, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Undrafted into the NHL, he was signed as a free agent following his NCAA career with the Wisconsin Badgers by the Los Angeles Kings. During his rookie season, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche and went on to win a Stanley Cup championship that year with the team. Reinprecht has additionally played for the Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes and Florida Panthers. He typically plays at the centre position and is known for his two-way versatility.
Playing career 
Reinprecht signed as a free agent straight out from college with the Los Angeles Kings in 2000. In his rookie season, Reinprecht was included in the blockbuster trade that brought Rob Blake to the Colorado Avalanche in 2001, where he helped the Avs win the Stanley Cup.
Reinprecht was traded to the Calgary Flames on July 3, 2003. He missed the last four months of the 2003–04 season after surgery on his left shoulder. He played for HC Mulhouse in the Nationale 1 division of the French league during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, where he led the team in points, assists and tied-first in goals, before returning to the Flames for the 2005–06 NHL season.
After the 2008–09 season and three years with the Coyotes, Reinprecht's rights were traded to the Florida Panthers on June 19, 2009 in exchange for forward Stefan Meyer. The Panthers then signed him to a three-year deal. In the 2010–11 season, his second year with the rebuilding Panthers, Reinprecht was demoted as a reserve forward and played sparingly in 29 games. Going unclaimed on waivers, Reinprecht was then loaned to German team, Adler Mannheim for the remainder of the season on January 6, 2011. In 18 games with the Eagles he scored 4 goals and 13 points, and after suffering a Quarterfinal defeat in the Playoffs he returned for the final year of his contract with the Panthers. Still without a roster spot in Florida, Reinprecht was assigned to the American Hockey League (AHL) for the first time in his career for the 2011–12 season.
While playing for the Panthers' minor league affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, he was traded by Florida on October 22, 2011. Included in a deal with forward David Booth and a 3rd round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, he was sent to the Vancouver Canucks for veteran forwards Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Reinprecht remained in the AHL, having been assigned to the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, but the team made it clear that they would call him back up to the NHL for the playoffs, as he would no longer require recall waivers and his salary cap hit would not apply.
With the 2012 NHL lockout in affect, and subsequently quashing any thought of an NHL contract, Reinprecht returned for a second stint in Germany, signing a one-year contract with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of Nürnberg on September 26, 2012.
- 1997–98 WCHA Second All-Star Team
- 1998–99 WCHA All-Academic Team
- 1999–2000 WCHA First All-Star Team
- 1999–2000 WCHA Player of the Year
- 1999–2000 NCAA West First All-American Team
- 2000–01 NHL Stanley Cup (with the Colorado Avalanche)
Career statistics 
Regular season and playoffs 
|1996–97||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||38||11||9||20||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||41||19||24||43||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||38||16||17||33||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||37||26||40||66||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||59||12||17||29||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Scorpions de Mulhouse||FRA||22||20||27||47||6||10||7||6||13||2|
|2011–12||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||33||9||19||28||10||3||2||1||3||0|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Senior int'l totals||8||0||6||6||2|
- "Reinprecht attitude wins ice time". azcentral.com. 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "Blake, Reinprecht traded to Colorado". latimes.com. 2001-02-22. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Flames acquire Reinprecht, Warrener". cbc.ca. 2003-07-03. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Flames trade Reinprecht, Sauve to Coyotes for Boucher, Leclerc". nbcsports.msnbc.com. 2006-02-01. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Coyotes deal Reinprecht to Florida". cbc.ca. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "Adler taken on Steven Reinprecht contract" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- "It's just disappointing" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- "Canucks acquire Booth, Reinprecht from Panthers". National Post. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- Botchford, Jason (2012-03-17). "Canucks ready to call up battle-tested centre Steven Reinprecht". The Province (Vancouver). Retrieved 2012-04-07.
- "713 NHL games: Ice Tigers get Reinprecht" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-26.