Canucks sign goaltender Michael DiPietro to entry-level deal

Michael DiPietro. (Vincent Éthier/QMJHL Media)

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Michael DiPietro to a three-year entry-level deal, the team announced Thursday.

The 18-year-old netminder is coming off his third season with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, earning Goaltender of the Year honours thanks to his .910 save percentage, 2.79 GAA and a 29-21-3-1 record. His seven shutouts on the season not only led the league, but set a new franchise record.

He also backstopped the Spitfires to a Memorial Cup title in 2017 winning the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the top goalie going 4-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .932 save percentage during the tournament.

Most recently, DiPietro was a surprise addition to Team Canada’s World Championship roster this spring, though he did not see any playing time behind Curtis McElhinney and Darcy Kuemper.

DiPietro was a third-round selection by the Canucks 64th overall, in the 2017 draft.

May 31, 2018

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Michael DiPietro
Goaltender
AGE: 20
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3 Years
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Entry-Level Deal
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