2017 NHL Entry Draft

Michael DiPietro

MICHAEL DiPIETROCanada

VANCOUVER • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 64

 

Previous Team: Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 50

Vital Statistics

Position: G • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 196 • Catches: Left
Birthdate: June 9, 1999 • Hometown: Amherstburg, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Sun County Panthers (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Windsor (Round 2, No. 23 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Windsor at Sault Ste. Marie)
First OHL Win: Sept. 25, 2015 (Windsor at Sault Ste. Marie)

IN THE NEWS:
Led Team to Memorial Cup and Was MVP
Certain His Size is Not an Obstacle to NHL
Is Often Compared to Los Angeles' Quick

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's the best (draft-eligible goalie) in the OHL, hands down. The only knock on him is he's not 6-foot-3, but at the end of the day, he stops pucks, and I've never seen him beat for a goal because of his height. He's athletic and anticipates well." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Plays a very aggressive game, which you think may get him in trouble, but because of his exceptional footwork, he is able to do so. You can see character and passion he has for the game, and he always seems to play with it." (Mike Torchia, ISS Scout)

• "He’s been great since Day One in the OHL. He is athletic, competitive as hell, and has a great glove and quick pads. The only thing going against him is that NHL teams want size." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Absolute rave reviews from every hockey person I spoke to all year, and every scout I spoke to at the NHL Combine, about DiPietro’s character. As one Scout said to me, 'If you don’t find yourself rooting for this kid, then I don’t think you would ever root for anyone.'" (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Extremely quick reactions -- phenomenal down-to-up movement. Great flexibility. Reads play well and anticipates cross-ice passes and one-timers. Strong push-off gets him from post to post quickly. Has soft pads." (Red Line Report)