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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.
Word is Washington Capitals & @FriarHockey captain Brian Pinho are close on an entry-level contract. 6th round pick in 2013. #ALLCAPS
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) April 3, 2018
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
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