The Vancouver Canucks announced via their Twitter (@canucks) on Monday night that Ottawa 67’s netminder Michael DiPietro will join the team tonight in Washington on an emergency basis.
An injury to goaltender Thatcher Demko has prompted the Canucks to summon DiPietro, who will back up Jakob Markstrom for tonight’s contest against the Capitals.
The reigning OHL Goaltender of the Year, DiPietro owns an 18-10-0-1 record with a 2.46 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and two shutouts through 30 games between Ottawa and Windsor this season.
The 19-year-old from Amhertsburg, Ont. won both his starts last weekend, making 30 saves in a 4-3 overtime win over the Guelph Storm on Friday before turning aside 25 of 26 in a 6-1 win over the Niagara IceDogs on Saturday.
DiPietro recently represented Canada at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. He was Vancouver’s third round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
The 67’s aren’t in action again until Thursday when they travel to Peterborough.