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Rick DiPietro

Rick DiPietro  #39

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)
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.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016