Report: Brian Pinho Close to a Deal

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Brian Pinho, drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round at 174th overall in 2013, is close to signing a deal with the Capitals. This news was reported by Mark Divver of The Providence Journal. The 22-year old center is coming off of his senior season at Providence College which came to an end on March 24 in a loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament. 

 

Pinho tallied 12 goals and 20 assists for 32 points in his senior year and finished his college career with 97 points (33 goals, 64 assists). Should the Capitals sign him to an entry level contract, it’ll keep their sixth round pick from testing free agency this summer.

Providence head coach Leaman had high praise for Pinho after the season ended saying, “Brian Pinho’s been a warrior for us for four years. What a kid… He had a chance to sign last year and he came back. For me, that means the world for the program. He did an outstanding job in leading us this year in everything we did.”

Now that his senior season is over, the Capitals will look to close in on a deal with him very soon.

You can read more about Pinho and how the other Capitals prospects fared in the month of March in our prospect report here.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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