Reid was drafted 143rd overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers following a solid second year with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, where he scored 53 goals and added 40 assists in 61 games. He won the Memorial Cup thrice with the Greyhounds.
Reid turned professional in 1993-94 as he joined the ECHL Raleigh IceCaps. Soon after, Reid would begin having trouble with justice. In 1995, he pled guilty to various charges following an incident with his girlfriend in 1995. Two years later, he pled guilty to assaulting another woman in Nova Scotia, where he had moved to play for St. Francis Xavier University. In 1998, Reid moved to Europe, joining Courmaosta HC. He also played for EC Timmendorf Strand and SV Bayreuth of the Deutsch Oberliga, then finally for CS Villard-de-Lans in 2004-05, after which he retired from playing.
Later, Reid attempted to help leading power-skating classes for girls in Burlington, Ontario with a girls' hockey club, the Burlington Barracudas. When it was discovered that Reid had a criminal past, the Barracudas stopped the training sessions.