Ottawa Senators forward Shane Pinto will make his NHL debut Saturday when his club takes on the Montreal Canadiens, head coach DJ Smith confirmed Friday, according to Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas.

The Senators inked the Hobey Baker Award finalist to a three-year, entry-level contract earlier in April. Pinto recently wrapped up his second season at the University of North Dakota, racking up 15 goals and 17 assists in 28 games.