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Spitfires’ DiPietro earns F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy

 

Michael DiPietro had the best goals-against-average among OHL rookie goaltenders with a mark of 2.45 earning him the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy for the 2015-16 season.

He becomes the first member of the Windsor Spitfires to ever earn the award.

 

A 16-year-old from Amherstburg, ON, DiPietro was chosen in the second round by the Spitfires in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  The rookie played to a 16-8-1-1 record with two shutout victories while posting a save percentage of .912.  His goals-against-average not only led all rookies, but was third best in the entire league while his save percentage was the fourth best overall mark.

The trophy is named after F.W. “Dinty” Moore of Port Colborne, ON, who served as OHA President from 1942-45.  In order to qualify for this rookie award, a goaltender must play a minimum of 900 minutes.  Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack won the award last season with a 2.79 goals-against-average, while Alex Nedeljkovic was the last 16-year-old rookie to earn the award after posting an impressive mark of 2.28 with the Plymouth Whalers in 2012-13.

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