Islanders all-star goaltender Rick DiPietro has been asked by VERSUS to sit in as a guest studio analyst during the network’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Blues goalie Manny Legace did the honors last week and now DiPietro will take over from Monday through Thursday this week.
“Rick is the face of the Islanders and one of the rising stars of the National Hockey League,” said Michael Baker, coordinating producer for the NHL on VERSUS. “It’s a privilege for us to have his personality and insight as part of our studio team. Rick worked one night in the studio last spring and was a big hit with our viewers. We’re delighted he’s going to join us for four consecutive nights of coverage this week.”
DiPietro will be in the VERSUS studio with host Bill Patrick and analysts Keith Jones and Brian Engblom.
Said DiPietro: "It goes without saying I would much rather be playing in these games than sitting in a studio talking about them. But I’m flattered that VERSUS invited me and it should be a good opportunity to represent the Islanders."