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Encyclopedia > Rick DiPietro
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
Nickname(s) DP, Rico, Ricky
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
210 lb (95 kg/14 st 0 lb)
NHL Team New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Born September 19, 1981 (1981-09-19) (age 26),
Winthrop, MA, U.S.
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2000
New York Islanders
Pro Career 2000 – present

Rick DiPietro (born September 19, 1981 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... A players gloved hands. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... NHL redirects here. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Birthday (disambiguation). ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Winthrop is the name of some places: In the United States of America: Winthrop, Maine Winthrop, Massachusetts Winthrop, Minnesota Winthrop, Arkansas Winthrop, Iowa Winthrop, Washington In Australia: Winthrop, Western Australia Winthrop is also part of the name of: Winthrop University John Winthrop Winthrop Rockefeller Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...   Nickname: Winthrop-by-the-Sea Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1852 Zip Code(s): 02152 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... NHL redirects here. ...

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Collegiate career

DiPietro studied at Saint Sebastian's School but left after his sophomore year to play junior hockey in Michigan. He played one season (1999-2000) with Boston University in the NCAA's Hockey East. In that one year, DiPietro was named to the All-Rookie Team, named Second Team All-Hockey East, awarded the team's Co-MVP and was named Hockey East's Rookie of the Year. In addition, DiPietro nearly set the NCAA record for most saves in a game when he stopped 77 out of 80 shots in a 3-2 quadruple overtime loss to St. Lawrence during the NCAA regional final (record is 78 and held by Dick Greenlaw). In his one and only Beanpot Tournament, DiPietro was named MVP and won the Eberly Trophy awarded to the tournament's top goaltender. Saint Sebastians School, also known colloquially as St. ... Junior hockey is a catch-all term used to describe various levels of ice hockey competition for players generally between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. ... For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... Rookie of the Year may refer to: Rookie of the Year (award), a sports award for the most outstanding rookie in a given season Rookie of the Year (film), a 1993 starring Thomas Ian Nicholas Rookie of the Year (album) by rapper Ya Boy Category: ... This page concerns the Christian martyr. ... The Beanpot refers primarily to a college mens ice hockey tournament between four major college hockey schools of the Boston, Massachusetts area, held annually since the 1952-53 season. ...


Personal Life

Although quite unknown by the general public, many Islanders personnel and teamates have said that Rick is bisexual, and sometimes has to dress in a separate lockeroom before games he wants to be very focused in.


Professional career

He was drafted first overall by the Islanders in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, out of Boston University, prompting them to trade Roberto Luongo. DiPietro was the fourth American to occupy the top draft position in the NHL Entry Draft. The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the...


Though his NHL debut was widely anticipated, and he played 20 games in the 2000-2001 season, he managed to post just 3 wins against 15 losses for a mediocre New York team and was sent to the minors for additional seasoning. He played for the Chicago Wolves of the IHL and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. He played 10 games the next season (as well as one playoff game) before being called up for good in the 2003-2004 season. His goals-against average decreased from 3.49 in the 00-01 season to 2.36 in the 03-04 season. The Chicago Wolves are a professional hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Goals against average (GAA) is an ice hockey statistic that is the mean of goals allowed per game by a goaltender. ...


DiPietro chooses to play the puck aggressively. In contrast to many goaltenders who prefer to either let the puck go around the boards or stop it so that a teammate can pick it up, DiPietro often chooses to make a pass into the neutral zone. In certain situations, particularly on the power play, the pass can reach open forwards and create odd-man rushes or breakaways. Power play or powerplay may refer to: In gaming: PC PowerPlay, a PC games magazine published in Australia PowerPlay (technology), a defunct standard for networked video gaming headed by Valve Software and Cisco Systems Powerplay Cruiser, a joystick released in the early 1990s In sports: Powerplay, a sporting term used...


Along with former Islanders teammates Jason Blake and Mark Parrish, DiPietro was named to the US Olympic hockey team at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, held in February of 2006. DiPietro was Team USA's No. 1 goalie for the tournament, starting 4 of the team's 6 games. DiPietro went 1-3 with a 2.28 goals against average during the Olympics. Jason Blake (born September 2, 1973 in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the National Hockey Leagues New York Islanders. ... Mark Parrish (born 2 February 1977 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. // Playing career Parrish was drafted in the third round (79th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The 2006 Olympics logo on display in Torino The XX Olympic Winter Games are currently being held in Turin (Torino), Italy. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 12, 2006, DiPietro signed a 15-year, $67.5 million contract with the Islanders. It is the longest official NHL contract ever to be signed, topping former teammate Alexei Yashin's contract signed before the start of the 2001-2002 season of 10 years.[1] Newsday reported that the team offered him a 15-year contract in September 2005, but the league discouraged this; instead, he signed a one-year offer. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič JaÅ¡in, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ... (Redirected from 2001-2002 NHL season) The 2001-02 National Hockey League season was the 85th regular season in NHL history. ... Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat...


On March 5, 2007, DiPietro broke an Islanders franchise record by making 56 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Rangers. The previous record was 55 saves, held by both Felix Potvin and Billy Smith. This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Félix The Cat Potvin (born June 23, 1971 in Anjou, Quebec, Canada) is currently a free-agent professional hockey goaltender. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ...


On March 13, 2007 DiPietro suffered a concussion after a collision with Montreal Canadiens forward Steve Begin when DiPietro raced out to poke check a puck at the blueline at 15:41 of the first period. DiPietro returned for four games but then missed the rest of the regular season after he sustained another concussion in game against the Rangers. DiPietro returned to play games two through five of the Islanders' first round playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres. is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Steve Bégin (born June 14, 1978 in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey forward. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ...


DiPietro underwent surgery in the 2007 off season to fix a torn labrum in his hip.[2]


DiPietro expressed a desire to minimize his impulsive behavior in the locker room and become more of a team leader. He said, "I'm a competitive person, and I have a tendency to have a short fuse with guys sometimes. That's something, as a leader, that you just can't do."[2]


On November 19, 2007 DiPietro got his 100th NHL career win when the Islanders beat the New York Rangers 2-1.[3] is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


DiPietro was selected to appear in his first NHL all star game in 2008 as a reserve, but he was named the starter because Martin Brodeur dropped out. Martin Pierre Brodeur (IPA: ) (born May 6, 1972, in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who has played his entire National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils. ...


On March 19, 2008 it was announced that DiPietro would miss the remainder of the 07-08 season because of surgery on his other hip. is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


International Play

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The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ... The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... The 2005 Mens Ice Hockey Championships were held April 30-May 15, 2005 in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria. ... (Redirected from 2006 Winter Olympic Games) See also: 2006 Winter Paralympics The XX Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26. ... Flag of the United States The United States Olympic Committee (abbreviated USOC) sent 211 athletes (122 men, 89 women) to the 2006 Winter Olympics. ...

References

  1. ^ New York Islanders sign Rick DiPietro to US$67.5-million 15-year deal. The Canadian Press (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  2. ^ a b Without a doubt, DiPietro is Islanders' money man. Newsday (2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-16.
  3. ^ New York Islanders - News: THE NYI STAT PACK - DP REACHES A MILESTONE - 11/21/2007

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Preceded by
Patrik Stefan
1st Overall Pick in NHL Entry Draft
2000
Succeeded by
Ilya Kovalchuk
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