Huge scoop on David Reinbacher and the Canadiens

BY MARCO    JUNE 30, 2023  (10:25)
While Habs fans are still trying to come to terms with the non-selection of Matvei Michkov, news about young David Reinbacher is coming out and is increasingly convincing.

First of all, it's important to remember that the defender didn't choose his fate, and that despite the disappointment, picking on him won't change anything. With this in mind, Arpon Basu has published a very interesting article on the Austrian's potential.

Montreal hockey data expert Thibaud Chatel and his team have been working hard with Reinbacher's Swiss league teams to gather accurate data. Here's the result of their work:

"To delve deeper, we also have a perspective model that looks at each player from age 16 to 22 and projects their potential career to age 30.


On this one, Reinbacher was squarely the second-best player in the entire draft, behind (Connor) Bedard, with a 52% chance of being an "elite" (top 10%) player in the league on average over the next decade."

This will reassure many, as we often hear that Reinbacher will have to be an elite defenseman to excuse this Hughes selection.


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