Sep 30, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT
Defenseman Griffin Reinhart is among the 23 names to make the opening-day roster of the New York Islanders.
Reinhart, 19, was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft; he spent last season in the WHL, where he put up 29 points in 59 games for the Edmonton Oil Kings.
“I’ve improved my skating and the way I think the game,” Reinhart said recently, per NHL.com. “I’m going to continue to work, and if I can keep improving in those areas, I think I’ll be able to make the transition to the pros that much easier. I don’t feel like there’s one specific flaw in my game that I need to improve, but there’s a bunch of little habits that make the difference between juniors and the pros, and hopefully I can do those things.”
The Isles could still return Reinhart to junior before he plays 10 games and his entry-level contract kicks in.
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