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67’s’ DiPietro makes history as new OHL all-time shutouts leader

 

Ottawa 67’s goaltender Michael DiPietro made OHL history on Friday, becoming the league’s new all-time shutouts leader.

DiPietro stopped all 15 shots he faced in a 4-0 blanking of the Peterborough Petes to earn his 17th career regular season shutout, surpassing Tom McCollum for first on the OHL’s all-time list.

The record is another addition to a long list of impressive accomplishments in DiPietro’s four-year OHL tenure, one that has included a Memorial Cup Championship in 2017 along with OHL Goaltender of the Year honours in 2018.

The Vancouver Canucks prospect became the winningest goaltender in Windsor Spitfires history earlier this season, a franchise he also leads in both career and single season shutout categories.

The 19-year-old from Amherstburg, Ont. is currently 13-10-0-1 on the season with a 2.40 goals-against average and .915 save percentage over 25 games. Over the course of his OHL career he has played to an overall record of 88-51-8-5 with a 2.53 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage and 17 shutouts over 161 regular season contests.

DiPietro, who recently represented Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

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