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Rick DiPietro

Rick DiPietro  #39

Goalie
NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: September 19, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Winthrop, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: NYI / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Right ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (2000) WJC-A Best Goaltender (2000)Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2000) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2000) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008) Missed majority of 2008-09 and 2009-10 due to arthroscopic knee surgery, October 31, 2008. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to groin, hernia and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by Riessersee (German-2), October 10, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Charlotte (AHL), October 26, 2013. Released by Charlotte (AHL), November 26, 2013.
Quote of the Day

For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday