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Reinhart makes Isles’ opening-day roster

Sep 30, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

Griffin Reinhart, fourth overall pick by the New York Islanders, shakes hands during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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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.

Here’s the full roster:

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  1. bcisleman - Sep 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Guessing that either Donovan or Mayfield might make the roster if Hamonic is placed on IR. Note Nelson also made the roster and not Strome. Be interesting to see what happens when clutterbuck returns.

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