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Paul Reinhart : biography

January 8, 1960 -

Paul Gerard Reinhart (born January 6, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a first round selection by the Flames, 12th overall, at the 1979 NHL Entry Draft with whom he immediately broke into the NHL. He relocated with the franchise to Calgary in 1980, playing a total of nine seasons with the Flames franchise until he was traded to Vancouver in 1988. He was a two-time all-star and played with Team Canada on three occasions, winning bronze medals at the World Championships in 1982 and 1983. Chronic back problems plagued him throughout his career and forced his retirement in 1990. Settling in Vancouver following his playing career, Reinhart became a stock market financier and investor. He was briefly involved with the Vancouver Ravens of the National Lacrosse League in the early 2000s.

Personal

Reinhart and his wife Theresa have three children, all of whom play hockey. Their eldest son, Maxwell, made his NHL debut with the Flames in 2013. His middle son, Griffin Reinhart, currently plays for the Edmonton Oil Kings and was drafted 4th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. His youngest son, Sam, plays for the Kootenay Ice in the WHL. Paul and his wife spent their summers in Calgary during his playing days, where he often played with the team's summer charity softball team, but settled in West Vancouver following the end of his NHL career.

Flames' co-owner Doc Seaman introduced Reinhart to investing and finance while he was playing with the team. He also owned a restaurant in Calgary. He now makes his living investing in start-up companies. Reinhart's investments have focused on resource exploration and medical companies and in 2011 joined the management of Vancouver-based Bearing Resources Ltd. He was involved with the Vancouver Ravens franchise in the National Lacrosse League for a time, but walked away from the franchise in 2003 after claiming losses in excess of $1 million.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 53 6 33 39 42 8 1 2 3 4
1976–77 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 51 4 14 18 16 3 0 2 2 4
1977–78 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 47 17 28 45 15 9 4 6 10 29
1978–79 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 66 51 78 129 57 10 3 10 3 16
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 9 38 47 31
1980–81 Calgary Flames NHL 74 18 49 67 52 16 1 14 15 16
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 62 13 48 61 17 3 0 1 1 2
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 78 17 58 75 28 8 6 3 9 2
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 27 6 15 21 10 11 6 11 17 2
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 75 23 46 69 18 4 1 1 2 0
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 32 8 25 33 15 21 5 13 18 4
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 76 15 54 69 22 4 0 1 1 6
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 14 0 4 4 10 8 2 7 9 6
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 7 50 57 44 7 2 3 5 4
1989–90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 17 40 57 30
NHL totals 648 133 427 560 277 82 23 54 77 42
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