The Providence Journal’s Mark Divver reported on March 29 that the Capitals and prospect Brian Pinho were negotiating an entry level contract.
Today, the Capitals announced that they have signed Pinho to a two-year, entry level contract. Pinho’s contract will carry an annual average salary of $833,750. He will report to the Capitals today.
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Brian Pinho to a two-year entry-level contract beginning this season. @bpins_26‘s contract will carry an AAV of $833,750 and he will report to the Capitals today.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 4, 2018
Pinho was selected by the Capitals 174th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. His college hockey career ended on March 24 when Providence were eliminated from the NCAA Championship. The Capitals held his rights through August 15, after which Pinho would have been eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
In a February edition of 31 thoughts, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman called Pinho “a name to keep an eye on” should he choose to test free agency.
Over Pinho’s senior year, he recorded 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 40 games with Providence. He was the Friars’ captain, was Hockey East’s Best Defensive Forward and was named to the Third All Star Team.
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