DiPietro Sets Franchise Record

Windsor Spitfires goal, Michael DiPietro has improved upon his own franchise record.

The Vancouver Canucks prospect made 20 saves on Saturday in Saginaw, backstopping the Spitfires to a 4-0 win while recording his league-leading seventh shutout of the season.

The seven shutouts improve upon his pre-existing franchise record of six set last season while also pushing his career total to 15, one shy of Thomas McCollum’s OHL record set in 2008-09.

DiPietro has recorded 27 of Windsor’s 29 wins this season, playing to an overall record of 27-19-2-1 with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage over 51 games.

The 18-year-old from Amherstburg, has represented Canada internationally at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the World Under-18 Hockey Championship and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.