June 15, 1990 |
Mississauga, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|NHL team||Philadelphia Flyers|
|NHL Draft||178th overall, 2008
Rinaldo grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and played his minor AAA hockey for the Hamilton Reps, Cambridge Hawks, Notre Dame Hounds, and Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs of the OMHA.
After his minor midget season with the Jr. Bulldogs, Rinaldo was drafted as an after thought by the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the OHL in the 14th round (270th overall) in 2006. He spent the following season with the Hamilton Red Wings Jr.A. club in 2006-07 before suiting up for the Majors in 2007-08.
Rinaldo was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round (178th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers on August 11, 2009. Rinaldo started the 2010–11 AHL season playing with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.
Rinaldo made his NHL debut on April 22, 2011, in Game 5 of the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Buffalo Sabres despite having more suspensions (4) than goals scored (3) for the Phantoms in the 2010-11 season. He again made the lineup for Game 1 of the conference semi-finals against the Boston Bruins, registering 2 shots.
Rinaldo signed a two-year contract extension worth $1.5 million on April 17, 2013.
|2005–06||Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Min.Midg.||OMHA||26||9||15||24||101||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Hamilton Red Wings||OPJHL||44||16||16||32||193||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||6||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Mississauga St. Michael's Majors||OHL||63||7||7||14||191||4||0||0||0||9|
|2008–09||Mississauga St. Michael's Majors||OHL||34||6||7||13||112||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Nickname; Fourth Paragraph, Second Sentence". Retrieved September 2, 2013.
- "Flyers Sign Four to Contracts". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
- Tim Panaccio (April 17, 2013). "Flyers give Rinaldo, Rosehill two-year extensions". CSNPhilly.com. Retrieved April 17, 2013.