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Fantasy Summary

A slightly undersized but highly talented goaltender.


Observations

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March 2022 – It has been a frustrating year for the once highly touted netminder. Following a season in which he spent most of his time in the press box, DiPietro was given the reigns in Abbottsford as the starting netminder out of training camp. Unfortunately, he has struggled to stay consistent, slowly losing starts to his counterparts as the season progressed. So far, through 21 starts, he sports an 8-10-2 record, along with 2.95 goals against and a .898 save percentage. At just 22-years young, there is still ample time to work out kinks and considering his strong rookie campaign just two years ago, the benefit must be given to him putting it together. Of course, with Thatcher Demko running the show for the foreseeable future, it’s unclear when, if at all, he will get his moment to shine as a number one in Vancouver. Dave Hall

June 2021 – Prior to the Covid break, DiPietro was enjoying the perks of being a touted and developing star with the Utica Comets. He was seeing consistent minutes while posting respectable numbers as a key member between the pipes. Things changed quickly. The budding netminder spent the 2020-21 season tucked away on the Canucks Taxi Squad. He saw zero game action throughout an entire calendar year, with the exception of a brief four-game stint in Utica to wrap up the year. Yes, he went 3-1-0 in that time, yet, it is quite discouraging to miss an entire year’s worth of action at such a pivotal time in one’s growth. Additionally, the now 22-year-old took advantage of some International experience, earning a Gold Medal with Canada at this year’s