After the Montreal Canadians and Cole Cofield, it was the turn of the Ottawa senators to sign former Hobby-Baker Trophy finalist, forward Shane Pinto.
Pinto received a three-season entry contract on Thursday.
“Shane should be proud of his outstanding college career,” said Senator General Manager Pierre Dorian, whose comments were echoed by NHL.com. “He shows great work ethic and he plays well in all three areas of the rink. He’s excellent in the face-off circle and has a good shot.”
The 20-year-old completed his second season at the NCAA, University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks, where he scored 32 points in 28 games. This excellent campaign selected him as a finalist for the Hobby-Baker Trophy, awarding him the best player in the NCAA, along with Cofield and goaltender Dryden McKay (Minnesota State).
Second round pick (32E Overall) In the Ottawa squad in 2019, Pinto must first meet a detainee before officially joining the senators’ organization.
On the same day, “Sense” also awarded the entry contract for the first round (26) selectionE Overall) In 2018, defender Jacob Bernard-Dakar. Pinto’s teammate with the University of North Dakota the following season, where he scored 18 points in 27 games last season.