The pressure is on Calgary Flames management to kick off a rebuilding process.

That has to be music to the ears of every prospect in the club’s system.

Max Reinhart is considered to be a big piece of the Flames future.

And it’s a future that could arrive a lot sooner if the franchise starts shipping veterans out of town.

“I’m not really sure what’s going to happen yet,” Reinhart said. “I’m just going to patiently await my opportunity and make sure I’m ready when I get a call.”

For now, Reinhart is going about his business with the AHL Abbotsford Heat.

After leading the Kootenay Ice last season with 78 points in 61 games, he joined the Heat for the regular-season finale and scored a pair of goals.

He added two points in four playoff tilts, and it appeared he was ready for big things in the AHL.

His first professional season hasn’t gone as smoothly as he might have expected.

“So far, I’ve been struggling with consistency,” said Reinhart, who has five goals and 19 points in 63 games. “I knew it was going to be tough coming in.

“Last year, I got a couple of games in and had a lot of success.

“I’ve had good months and bad months. If I can find a way to stay consistent, it’ll improve my game that much more.”

Struggling to put up points can take a mental toll on a player used to lighting up the scoreboard, but Reinhart said he’s learning from the bumps in the road.

“It’s been different, but it’ll make me better in the long run to go through something like this,” he said.