Caps Re-Sign Brian Pinho

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Posted September 17, 2020

(Caps Outsider)

The Caps retained some depth on Thursday as they re-signed forward Brian Pinho for two years, paying him $725,000 a year, but only $125,000 in the AHL, where he will likely be playing much of his time with the Hershey Bears.

via the press release:

Pinho, 25, made his NHL and Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 3 of the First Round against the New York Islanders on Aug. 16, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to make his debut in the playoffs. Tom Wilson, 2013; Trent Whitfield, 2000; Grant Jennings, 1988; Chris Felix, 1988 are the others.

This season, the 6’1”, 193-pound forward recorded 37 points (20g, 17a) in 62 games with the Hershey Bears. The Beverly, Mass., native’s 20 goals were the second most on Hershey and he led the team in game winning goals (4) and shorthanded goals (3). Seventeen of Pinho’s 20 goals came at even strength, which tied for 11th in the AHL. Pinho was one of two Bears to play in all 62 games this season and posted the second highest plus/minus rating (16) on the team.

In 135 career games with Hershey, Pinho has 49 points (24g, 25a).