Steven Reinprecht

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Steven Reinprecht
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Born (1976-05-07) May 7, 1976 (age 38)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre/winger
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Los Angeles Kings
Colorado Avalanche
Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Florida Panthers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present

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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.[2]

Reinprecht was traded to the Calgary Flames on July 3, 2003.[3] 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.

The Flames traded him to the Phoenix Coyotes on February 1, 2006, in a deal also involving Philippe Sauvé, Mike Leclerc and Brian Boucher.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 21 3 4 7 2 22 2 3 5 2
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 67 19 27 46 18 21 7 5 12 8
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 77 18 33 51 18 7 1 2 3 0
2003–04 Calgary Flames NHL 44 7 22 29 4
2004–05 Scorpions de Mulhouse FRA 22 20 27 47 6 10 7 6 13 2
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 52 10 19 29 24
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 28 12 11 23 8
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 49 9 24 33 28
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 81 16 30 46 26
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 73 14 27 41 20
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 82 16 22 38 18
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 29 4 6 10 6
2010–11 Adler Mannheim DEL 18 4 9 13 2 6 1 2 3 2
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 57 13 30 43 14 4 2 1 3 2
2012–13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 33 9 19 28 10 3 2 1 3 0
2013–14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 49 27 43 70 12 6 0 4 4 16
NHL totals 663 140 242 382 186 50 10 10 20 10
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
World Championships
Gold 2003 Helsinki

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WC Gold medal icon.svg 8 0 6 6 2
Senior totals 8 0 6 6 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA Second Team 1997–98
WCHA All-Academic Team 1998–99
WCHA First All-Star Team 1999–00
WCHA Player of the Year 1999–00
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1999–00
NHL
Stanley Cup (Colorado Avalanche) 2000–01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reinprecht attitude wins ice time". azcentral.com. 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Blake, Reinprecht traded to Colorado". latimes.com. 2001-02-22. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Flames acquire Reinprecht, Warrener". cbc.ca. 2003-07-03. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Flames trade Reinprecht, Sauve to Coyotes for Boucher, Leclerc". nbcsports.msnbc.com. 2006-02-01. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Coyotes deal Reinprecht to Florida". cbc.ca. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Adler taken on Steven Reinprecht contract" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  7. ^ "It's just disappointing" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Canucks acquire Booth, Reinprecht from Panthers". National Post. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  9. ^ Botchford, Jason (2012-03-17). "Canucks ready to call up battle-tested centre Steven Reinprecht". The Province (Vancouver). Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  10. ^ "713 NHL games: Ice Tigers get Reinprecht" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jason Blake
WCHA Player of the Year
1999–00
Succeeded by
Jeff Panzer