Vinnie Hinostroza

Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Age 29 Apr 3, 1994
Chicago USA
Right Wing shoots right
5'10" 178 cm
176 lbs 80 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2021
Agent Pete Rutili
Draft Year 2012
Drafted Overall 169
Draft Round 6
Draft Team Chicago Blackhawks logo

Transaction History
Feb 18, 2024 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.
Feb 15, 2024 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Jan 2, 2024 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Dec 20, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.
Dec 19, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.
Dec 16, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza cleared waivers Saturday but will remain with the Pittsburgh Penguins for their game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dec 15, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was placed on waivers by Pittsburgh on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Dec 14, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza registered five shots on net during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 22, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (lower body) is available to play versus New York on Wednesday, Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Nov 19, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (lower body) won't play Sunday versus Vegas.
Nov 18, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza suffered a lower-body injury and won't finish Saturday's game versus the Carolina Hurricanes.
Nov 11, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.
Nov 9, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Nov 4, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a goal on two shots, added an assist, logged two PIM and went plus-2 in Saturday's 10-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Nov 1, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was shifted back to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Oct 30, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was summoned from AHL Wlkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday, Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Oct 29, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, per Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com.
Oct 26, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Oct 8, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was waived by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.
Jul 7, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza inked a one-year, $775,000 contract with Pittsburgh on Friday, per Wes Crosby of NHL.com
Mar 27, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (personal) was back with the Buffalo Sabres ahead of Monday's matchup with Montreal, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Mar 25, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza will sit out his second straight game Saturday due to personal reasons, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Mar 24, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (personal) won't be in the lineup Friday versus New Jersey, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Mar 23, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was absent from Thursday's practice for personal reasons, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Feb 26, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Washington Capitals.
Jan 18, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was waived by the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
Dec 14, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550, according to coach Don Granato, Hinostroza (undisclosed) is "good to go," indicating he'll be activated off injured reserve and return to action Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Dec 12, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (undisclosed) is listed as day-to-day, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Dec 10, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Dec 9, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (undisclosed) will not be available against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Dec 7, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (undisclosed) won't play versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Dec 4, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (undisclosed) won't play Sunday versus the San Jose Sharks, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Oct 25, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza posted an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Oct 20, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza registered three assists, including one while shorthanded, in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames.
Oct 18, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza produced an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Jul 12, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
Apr 27, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza is back with the team ahead of Thursday's matchup with Boston after missing Monday's practice due to a personal matter, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Apr 25, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was not at practice Monday while dealing with a personal matter, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Mar 28, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a goal, logged four hits and added two PIM in Monday's 6-5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 13, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mar 6, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (lower body) is in the lineup Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 5, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (lower body) is expected to return to action Sunday versus the Los Angeles Kings, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Feb 8, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (lower body) practiced in a non-contact jersey Tuesday.
Jan 20, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza is dealing with a lower-body issue that will rule him out for at least three weeks, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Jan 18, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza will not participate in Tuesday's contest against the Ottawa Senators, as he is dealing with an undisclosed injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 12, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Dec 31, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza cleared COVID-19 protocols and practiced Friday.
Dec 20, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday.
Dec 16, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza recorded an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.
Dec 3, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored two goals in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Florida.
Nov 12, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza produced an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 2, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza recorded two assists, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Oct 25, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jul 28, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.
May 10, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza provided a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to Dallas. He also had three hits and two PIM.
Apr 29, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a goal on three shots, doled out three hits and added four PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers.
Apr 27, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza produced an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Apr 23, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a goal on three shots in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.
Apr 21, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza collected a goal and an assist with two shots and two hits Wednesday in a 5-4 overtime win over the Nashville Predators.
Apr 17, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza registered three assists and was plus-3 in a 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Apr 8, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza recorded an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Apr 6, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza produced an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars.
Apr 6, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza (COVID-19 protocols) will be added to the Chicago Blackhawks' active roster and play in Tuesday's game versus Dallas, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Apr 2, 2021 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Vinnie Hinostroza from the Florida Panthers for Brad Morrison
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Jan 20, 2021 Florida Panthers | Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza registered a hit but no points in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oct 9, 2020 Florida Panthers | Signed RW Vinnie Hinostroza to a two-year, $1 million contract.
Dec 29, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Activated C Vinnie Hinostroza from injured reserve.
Jul 12, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Acquired LW Vinnie Hinostroza, RW Marian Hossa, D Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third-round draft pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for C Marcus Kruger, C Jordan Maletta, D Andrew Campbell, RW MacKenzie Entwistle and a 2019 fifth-round draft pick.
Jun 15, 2018 Chicago Blackhawks | Signed LW Vinnie Hinostroza to a two-year, $3 million contract.
Dec 8, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks | Recalled LW Vinnie Hinostroza from Rockford (AHL).
Oct 2, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks | Assigned LW Vinnie Hinostroza to Rockford (AHL).
Mar 30, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks | Recalled LW Vinnie Hinostroza from Rockford (AHL).
Feb 24, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks | Assigned LW Vinnie Hinostroza to Rockford (AHL).
Feb 19, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks | Recalled LW Vinnie Hinostroza from Rockford (AHL).
Feb 12, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks | Assigned LW Vinnie Hinostroza to Rockford (AHL).
Feb 22, 2016 Chicago Blackhawks | Assigned C Vincent Hinostroza to Rockford (AHL).
Feb 14, 2016 Chicago Blackhawks | Recalled C Vincent Hinostroza from Rockford (AHL).
Oct 27, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks | Assigned C Vincent Hinostroza to Rockford (AHL).
Oct 16, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks | Recalled C Vincent Hinostroza from Rockford (AHL).
Oct 2, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks | Assigned C Vincent Hinostroza to Rockford (AHL).
Mar 21, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks | Signed C Vincent Hinostroza to a three-year contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Vinnie Hinostroza
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins logo 14 1 2 3 -3 4 122 37.50 41.00 -9.40 46.60 -6.50 0.49 1.48
Vinnie Hinostroza Stats by Elite Prospects Vinnie Hinostroza Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 Chicago Mission 13U AAA T1EHL 13U 29 16 12 28 46
2008-2009 Bartlett High USHS-IL 16 8 10 18 8
2008-2009 Chicago Mission 14U AAA T1EHL 14U 31 3 17 20 52
2009-2010 Chicago Mission 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 34 13 21 34 38
2010-2011 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 50 8 14 22 36
Draft Yr 2011-2012 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 55 20 24 44 56 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2011-2012 USA U19 WJAC-19 5 1 3 4 4
Draft Yr 2011-2012 USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 2 2 4 2
2012-2013 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 46 25 35 60 14 Playoffs 5 4 3 7 0
2012-2013 USA U19 WJAC-19 4 6 2 8 4
2012-2013 Waterloo Black Hawks JCWC 6 3 2 5 6 Playoffs 5 4 3 7 0
2013-2014 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 34 8 24 32 4
2013-2014 USA U20 WJC-20 5 3 2 5 0
2014-2015 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 42 11 33 44 48
2014-2015 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 0 2 2 0
2015-2016 Rockford IceHogs AHL 66 18 33 51 24 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 6 58 33.33 24.13 -19.68 44.81 -8.48 0.00 0.00
2015-2016 USA WC 9 1 2 3 10
2016-2017 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 49 6 8 14 17 565 50.00 46.57 -1.27 47.44 -3.79 0.64 1.38 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Rockford IceHogs AHL 15 3 4 7 4
2017-2018 Rockford IceHogs AHL 23 9 13 22 8
2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 7 18 25 10 605 53.19 54.14 5.69 53.26 1.85 0.60 1.98
2018-2019 Arizona Coyotes NHL 72 16 23 39 14 952 45.07 51.37 1.81 50.92 2.93 0.69 1.89
2019-2020 Arizona Coyotes NHL 68 5 17 22 14 806 51.80 46.80 -3.00 49.60 1.20 0.37 1.49 Playoffs 7 0 2 2 0
2020-2021 Florida Panthers NHL 9 0 0 0 0 85 41.30 -19.40 42.50 -15.80 2.11 6.33
2020-2021 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 17 4 8 12 8 213 50.00 45.10 5.30 50.10 7.40 0.85 2.54
2021-2022 Buffalo Sabres NHL 62 13 12 25 24 806 43.30 46.50 -0.20 49.90 1.20 0.82 1.64
2022-2023 Buffalo Sabres NHL 26 2 9 11 6 318 48.30 46.40 -3.60 49.70 -1.20 0.38 1.89
2022-2023 Rochester Americans AHL 11 5 4 9 6
2023-2024 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 27 11 11 22 14
2023-2024 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 2 3 4 122 37.50 41.00 -9.40 46.60 -6.50 0.49 1.48
Vinnie Hinostroza Stats by Elite Prospects | Vinnie Hinostroza Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date July 7, 2023
Signing Status UFA
Agent Pete Rutili
Standard Contract | 1 Years $775,000 0.93% of cap space
2023-2024
Cap Hit $775,000
UFA
AAV $775,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $775,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $775,000
Minors Salary $775,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date July 12, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Pete Rutili
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,700,000 2.06% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $1,700,000
UFA
AAV $1,700,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,700,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,700,000
Minors Salary $1,700,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date July 28, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Pete Rutili
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,050,000 1.29% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $1,050,000
UFA
AAV $1,050,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,050,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,050,000
Minors Salary $1,050,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Florida Panthers logo
Signing Date October 9, 2020
Signing Status UFA no QO
Agent Pete Rutili
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,000,000 1.23% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $1,000,000
UFA
AAV $1,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,000,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Chicago Blackhawks logo
Signing Date June 15, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Markus Lehto
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,000,000 1.89% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $1,500,000 $1,500,000
UFA no QO
AAV $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Minors Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Chicago Blackhawks logo
Signing Date March 22, 2015
Agent Markus Lehto
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.00% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $717,500 $717,500 $717,500
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $257,500 $257,500 $107,500
Base Salary $575,000 $575,000 $725,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $667,500 $667,500 $817,500
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year