Is Griffin Reinhart Ready for the NHL?

Kelly Friesen from Yahoo’s excellent Junior Hockey blog Buzzing the Net shares their take:

Standing 6-foot-4, 202-pounds, Reinhart definitely already has the frame necessary to be a shut-down blueliner in the pros. However, his footwork and lateral movement needs some tweaking for him to be able to keep up with the speedsters of the NHL. It seems unless Reinhart makes major headway in his agility this offseason, another season in Edmonton would be best for him in the long run.

Although as it is stated [previously], the Islanders seem to not like having their high-end draft picks develop in the junior ranks; so who knows how this one will play out.