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.