Reid, who hails from Delta, British Columbia, split last season between the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. Prior to the start of the season, Reid was loaned by Lake Erie to the Cutthroats, where he stayed until early December when was recalled to Lake Erie. While with the Monsters, he scored two goals and assisted on two others in 13 AHL games prior to being returned to Denver in mid-February. During his time in the CHL, Reid ended up with 23 points (8g-15a) and 14 penalty minutes in 36 games for the Cutthroats, who advanced all the way to the Ray Miron President’s Cup CHL Championship Finals before being knocked off by the Allen Americans. During the 16-game playoff run, Reid racked up 13 points (4g-9a), which was fourth on the team in postseason scoring.
A seventh-round selection (192nd overall) of the Nashville Predators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Reid began his pro career in 2012-13 with the Cincinnati Cyclones where he picked up eight points (2g-6a) in 11 games. He appeared in one game with Peoria of the AHL in November, and then joined the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, where he would stick for the remainder of the season, recording 19 points (3g-16a) and 13 penalty minutes in 54 regular-season games. Reid also appeared in three postseason games for the Admirals.
Prior to turning pro, Reid played college hockey for a season-and-a-half at St. Cloud State University. In his freshman year, Reid was third on the team in scoring with 29 points (8g-21a) in 37 games. In January of his sophomore season, Reid elected to leave school and join the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. While with Portland, Reid registered 32 points (13g-19a) in 31 regular season games. In the postseason that year, the Winterhawks advanced all the way to the WHL finals before being knocked off in a seven-game series with the Edmonton Oil Kings.