Former Kootenay Ice forward Max Reinhart is set to get a fresh start.
Reinhart, 23, was traded by the Calgary Flames to the Nashville Predators Wednesday afternoon and shortly after, he signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 (at the NHL level) with his new club.
“We want to thank Max and wish him well,” said Brad Treliving, Calgary Flames general manager, via Twitter on Wednesday.
“We wanted to give him an opportunity elsewhere.”
The Flames received a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Reinhart.
Reinhart’s deal is worth $80,000 at the American League (AHL) level.
The native of North Vancouver became a restricted free agent July 1 after his entry-level contract expired and he was provided a qualifying offer from the Flames.
The 6-foot-1 forward played 23 NHL games, tallying one goal and five points, after the Flames selected him with the 64th-overall pick in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Over 203 games with Flames’ AHL affiliates in Abbotsford and Adirondack, Reinhart registered 45 goals and 125 points.
Reinhart began his path to professional hockey after the Kootenay Ice selected him with the 86th pick in the fourth round of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.
He went on to suit up in 266 games with the Ice, tallying 94 goals and 235 points.
Reinhart was a member of Kootenay’s 2011 WHL Championship squad.