BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Sam Reinhart has been named the winner of the inaugural Rick Martin Memorial Award, given to the player fans believe best embodies what it means to be a Buffalo Sabre.
Fans submitted their votes in favor of a player who performs on and off the ice and has a presence in their community.
Congratulations to the inaugural Rick Martin Memorial Award winner, Sam Reinhart 🏆— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 7, 2021
Thank you to all of you who submitted your vote!
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With one regular season game left, Reinhart has 25 goals and 15 assists in 53 games played. His goal performance ties a career-high [2017-18] and makes him one of just 15 players in franchise history to have at least five 20-goal seasons with the team.
Five finalists were up for the award including Dylan Cozens, Kyle Okposo, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Jeff Skinner.