#60 – Michael DiPietro, G – Windsor, OHL

TSN – #41
Central Scouting – #4 NAG
ISS – N/A
Future Considerations – #28
McKeens – #53
THN – #61
Craig Button – #38
Hockey Prospect – #37

 

COMPARABLE : Calvin Pickard
UPSIDE : NHL Backup Goaltender
FLOOR : NHL Backup Goaltender

 

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Michael Dipietro’s but his performance in the Memorial Cup was something special. This kid is a real battler. He’s competitive and determined and those are qualities that all hockey players must have but I think goaltenders especially.

My comparable for Dipietro is Calvin Pickard, a goaltender who’s mental toughness was challenged throughout his junior career playing on some pretty terrible Seattle Thunderbirds teams. I believe he still holds the WHL record for most career shots against. Pickard battled and made it through and I see Dipietro a bit like that as a kid who could have a chance to start at some point but in all likelihood will end up being a solid backup.

This kid is extremely likeable and seems like a great person…I hope he has a great and long career.

 

REFERENCE via HF BOARDS

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