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Rick DiPietro

Rick DiPietro  #39

Goalie
NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: September 19, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Winthrop, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: NYI / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Right ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)

- Appeared in his first game since December 3, 2011, making 23 saves in the 4-2 loss at Boston on Jan. 25.

WJC-A All-Star Team (2000) WJC-A Best Goaltender (2000)Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2000) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2000) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008) Missed majority of 2008-09 and 2009-10 due to arthroscopic knee surgery, October 31, 2008. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to groin, hernia and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by Riessersee (German-2), October 10, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Charlotte (AHL), October 26, 2013. Released by Charlotte (AHL), November 26, 2013.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers