Washington Capitals

Fantasy Summary

Pinho can see the ice very well and is more of a playmaker than a shooter. He is great at anticipating the opponent’s plays, making him a likely future bottom-six forward if his skating can improve to NHL levels

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 1, 1995
Height 6‘1”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 6; Overall: 174


August 2020 – Pinho was invited to Capitals training camp and made the phase four invited team for playoffs in Toronto. Word is that the Capitals would prefer to put Pinho in the line up over McMichael as they obviously prefer a veteran presence to the playoff line up. With Backstrom hurt, the Capitals may put him in a game if they require a two-way playmaking centre. Pat Quinn


March 2020 – Pinho hit 20 goals in his second AHL year, with a total of 37 points in 62 games. He did play higher in the line up than the previous year so the additional production was great. He will turn 25 by the time the 2020-2021 season starts and there still is no room for him in the NHL. He is likely a career AHL forward who gets injury call ups, but if a team takes a chance he may be able to carve out a bottom six spot as he can play centre or wing.  Pat Quinn


September 2019 – Pinho was sent back down to Hershey even though he did have a pretty good training camp and exhibition play for the Capitals. There does not seem to be much room for Pinho now or in the future as a scorer, so he will need to work on his two-way game to become an NHLer. Pat Quinn


March 2019 – This season has been pretty poor for Pinho but in his defense he has been relegated to being the fourth line centre. He plays a smart two-way game, yet he should have more than nine points in 58 games. The Caps are likely bringing him along to be a bottom six centre and that is likely where he will end up. Nothing so far has done much to sway me from that opinion. Pat Quinn


September 2018 – Pinho was sent down to the Hershey Bears of the AHL as the Capitals have five centremen ahead of him, with two players battling for one spot, along with a full roster and Pinho being able to pass through waivers. Pinho will be a top three centre for the Bears this season and looks to develop an offensive game in the professional league. Pat Quinn


Sept 2018 – Pinho will be looking to carve out a top-six centre role on the Bears for the 2018-2019 season, and the way Hershey looks right now Pinho may be locked in to the #1 or #2 centre spot (as in they are weak down the middle unless they move Gersich there). He will need to work on his skating, but as long as he keeps his playmaking and two-way ability up he could become a useful player for the Capitals down the road. Pat Quinn


April 2018 – Pinho signed a two-year entry level contact with the Capitals with the first year expiring immediately. His NCAA career was completed in 2017-18 leaving as the captain of the Providence College Friars with 115 points in 156 games. Pinho either finished first or second in scoring for Providence over the last two seasons. Pat Quinn


September 2017 –The 2013 sixth round pick has been improving every year for the Capitals in Providence College, with seasons of 18, 25 and most recently 40 points in 39 games. Pinho is not a big goal scorer as he prefers to distribute the puck than shoot it, but considering that is a majority of Capitals prospects in the system he should look to shoot more in his final year of College. The 174th pick in the 2013 draft has for exceeded his draft ranking to become a legitimate prospect for the Capitals. He will finish his final year in the NCAA and after that the Capitals will hope to sign him or he will make another team very happy with the depth he can bring. Pat Quinn


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Valley Jr. Warriors 16U AAAMHSL U1610 4 48 8|        
  Valley Jr. WarriorsEmJHL6 4 15 2|        
 2011-2012 Valley Jr. Warriors 18U AAAMHSL U1810 0 1010 2|        
  St. John's Prep USHS-Prep24 20 3757 -|        
 2012-2013 St. John's Prep USHS-Prep21 12 2436 24|        
 2013-2014 Indiana IceUSHL59 28 2856 21|Playoffs12 2 46
 2014-2015 Providence CollegeNCAA39 6 1218 6|        
 2015-2016 Providence CollegeNCAA38 9 1625 16|        
 2016-2017 Providence CollegeNCAA39 12 2840 24|        
 2017-2018 Providence CollegeNCAA40 12 2032 26|        
 2018-2019 Hershey BearsAHL73 4 812 8|Playoffs8 1 12
 2019-2020 Washington CapitalsNHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  Hershey BearsAHL62 20 1737 14|