DiPietro First Spitfire Ever to Win Goalie Of The Year
Michael DiPietro has been named the Ontario Hockey League's Goalie Of The Year.
The Windsor Spitfires netminder and Vancouver Canucks prospect is the first ever Spitfire to win the award in its 31-year history.
DiPietro played 56 games this season carrying a 29-21-3-1 record.
He produced a league-high seven shutouts while posting the league's third lowest goals-against-average with a mark of 2.79 and a save percentage of .910 that tied for fourth overall.
Thank you Windsor ✈️ pic.twitter.com/MUudAxVdV5— Michael DiPietro (@miketendy) May 2, 2018
His seven shutouts not only led the OHL this season but established a new Spitfires single season record surpassing the mark of six he set in 2016-17.
The 18-year-old from Amherstburg, joined the Spits as the top goaltender chosen in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection at 23rd overall.
Last season he backstopped the Spitfires to a Mastercard Memorial Cup title winning on home ice where he was named top goaltender and to the tournament's all-star team.
Currently, DiPietro is in Denmark playing for Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship.
The OHL Goaltender of the Year is awarded to the league's most outstanding goaltender as selected by OHL General Managers.