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


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January 2022 – Pinho is having a slower rebound this season with five points in 10 games because, unfortunately, he missed two months with injury again. He is also shooting 3.8% in the AHL with 26 shots in those 10 games that only resulted in one goal. Hopefully, Pinho can play out the rest of the season without injury and up his production. Pat Quinn

 

September 2021 – Pinho will look to keep up his production in the AHL after his injury that derailed his 2020-2021 season. If he can keep up his production around the point per game mark a call up could happen during the season, and may lead to a contract for next season as he will be a UFA. Pat Quinn

 

May 2021 – Pinho finally came back to the Bears line up in March and was on fire. He has since mysteriously missed the rest of the AHL games since April 24. Pinho played in 10 games and registered 12 points as he annihilated his previous point per game of 0.5. The Capitals do like Pinho as a player, and if he can somehow add a much improved scoring touch, the Capitals may use him as an NHLer eventually. Pat Quinn

 

January 2021 – Pinho got in two NHL games after being an early call up with the Capitals dealing with injuries, but was himself injured in his last game. It is unknown what his injury is or how long it will take. Pat Quinn

 

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

Attributes
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

Stats

 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. Warriors EmJHL6 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|