The 25-year-old Reinhart was a restricted free agent, and acquired by the Panthers in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres last month.
Sam Reinhart stopped by NHLPA.com to talk family road trips, Super Bowl food, the Buffalo sports scene, and who has better lederhosen game, himself or Jack Eichel.
He played soccer up until Grade 7, but it was later in life when Sam Reinhart really got a kick out of the sport.
Before he settled on hockey as his No. 1 sport, the 23-year-old was holding court as a hard-hitting lefty that netted his share of tennis hardware.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Sam Reinhart to a two-year contract worth $7.3 million.
The NHLPA Rookie Showcase is one of our most anticipated weeks of the year, and has become much more than simply a place for the best of new faces to get photographed for their first big league trading cards.