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Shane Pinto - 2021 Hobey Baker Hat Trick

#22 - University of North Dakota - Forward

Profile Page from Players School

He is a coaches’ dream - a responsible, competitive 200-foot player, Pinto helped guide the Fighting Hawks to NCHC regular season and playoff titles. While winning the conference regular season scoring title, Pinto was honored with numerous league awards: Player of the Year, Forward of the Year, Defensive Forward of the Year and First Team all-conference. Dangerous in the faceoff circle, he won 61.9% of faceoffs, fifth best in the nation. His expertise on the power play saw him ranked top five nationally in both power play points and goals (7-7 for 14 points). Pinto finished the season tied for ninth in the nation in scoring and tied for seventh in goals.

  • Finished his season with 15 goals, 17 assists for 32 points – had 12 multiple point games
  • Kinesiology major with 3.59 GPA – Ottawa draft (2nd round)
  • Last season: NCHC Rookie of Year; led Team USA in scoring at World Junior Championship