Canucks Re-Sign Goaltender


The Canucks have re-signed goaltender Michael DiPietro to a one-year, two-way deal worth $840K ($70K AHL).

DiPietro accepted his qualifying offer.

The former top goalie prospect has only seen three appearances at the NHL level in his young career. In those three games, DiPietro has posted an ugly save percentage of .771, with a goals against average of 5.28. For his AHL career, however, the twenty-three year old has been much better posting save percentages of .908, .916, and .901 in three seasons. He's also posted a 39-24 record in those three seasons. 

Once a former top prospect, DiPietro was exceptional in junior hockey, most notably at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships where he played phenomenally for Team Canada, catching the eye of hockey fans across the globe. 

The Canucks are giving DiPietro a one-year "prove yourself" deal and, hopefully, the twenty-three year old goaltender can step it up and show us the Mikey DiPietro that we all expected to see. 

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