Former Kootenay Ice forward Max Reinhart has been retained by the Calgary Flames.
Reinhart, whose NHL entry-level contract expired at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, received a qualifying offer from the Flames, ensuring his rights are retained by the club that selected him with the 64th-overall selection (third round) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The native of North Vancouver had been signed to a three-year contract worth $2.725 million.
Restricted free agents are eligible for qualifying offers. A restricted free agent is a player who has completed their entry-level contract, but is not year 27 years old or does not have seven years of NHL experience.
In 23 career NHL games, Reinhart has tallied one goal and five points. During the 2014-15 season, he suited up in 69 games with the Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, registering 15 goals and 39 points.
The older brother of Kootenay Ice franchise leading scorer Sam Reinhart, Max spent four seasons with the Kootenay Ice (2008-09 to 2011-12) where he played 266 games, scoring 94 goals and adding 141 assists for 235 points.