Michael DiPietro, another player from the Vancouver organization, is featured in today’s post. As most junior hockey fans know, Michael had represented Team Canada as their starting goalie during the tournament. Unfortunately, they lost in the Quarter Finals to the eventual gold medal winners, Finland.
For Michael, he now will continue his career and try and help the Ottawa 67s win a Memorial Cup. He was recently traded to the Ottawa 67s as they try and push for a championship this year. Below is a quote from the Ottawa Sun regarding the trade made for Michael.
The 67’s parted with the rights to Russian forward Egor Afanasyev, currently with Muskegon of the United States Junior League, four second-round choices plus another second-rounder and two thirds that will be returned if Afanansyev ever plays for the Spitfires. – Ottawa Sun
I’m quite optimistic that Michael will make the NHL and become a bonafide goaltender. He seems to have the same style of goaltending as Jonathan Quick. Not overly tall but very agile and quick. He seems to have a great personality and is very likeable!
Gettin’ the auto
I got this autograph before Michael was traded to the 67s. This was sent to the Windsor Spitfires through the mail and was sent back, autographed, in 15 days. I’m super excited to have gotten Mike’s autograph as he is a top prospect and recently represented Team Canada at the World Juniors. I have high hopes for Michael eventually becoming a goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks.
I think Michael DiPietro was one of the top players at the World Juniors, losing tot he eventual gold medal winners.
A video review of Michael DiPietro
Hopefully Michael will be able to one day take that selfie with the Riverdale cast!