The AHL’s Charlotte Checkers have released goaltender Rick DiPietro from his PTO contract. Yup, things just keep getting worse for the guy. In five games with the Checkers, DiPietro posted a 5.18 goals against average and .846 save-percentage. Oh, and he didn’t actually record a win, but his goaltending partner, John Muse, did go on to post two shutouts and [...]
Veteran NHL goalie Rick DiPietro has been released from his professional try out contract with the AHL Charlotte Checkers, the club announced on Tuesday.
The news comes after DiPietro went 0-4-0 with a 5.18 GAA and .846 save percentage with the Checkers, Carolina’s minor-league affiliate. The 32-year-old netminder joined the club last month in the wake of injuries to Cam Ward...
Former New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro tells the Globe and Mail's Viv Bernstein that he's doing quite well in the AHL at least on a personal basis, and the current Charlotte Checkers (the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate) goaltender tells Bernstein that he's very happy to be taking one final kick at the pro hockey can, but it sounds like DiPietro'...
The New York Islanders are in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in NHL action. The Charlotte Checkers are in Toronto for a pair of games including one on Tuesday night against the Marlines in AHL action.
That's why things might get a little awkward in Canada's biggest city and that's ignoring all of the shenanigans at Toronto City Hall.
Why is that awkward...
Rick DiPietro may be getting another chance to play in the NHL. The former No. 1 pick has signed a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, the top affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes could use some help between the pipes with starting goaltender Cam Ward being placed on injured reserve on Friday, and backup goalie Anton...
The New York Islanders will buy out veteran goaltender Rick DiPietro's contract, notorious as one of the worst in sports. They'll still be on the hook for a long time, however.
Rick DiPietro hasn’t had the smoothest road as of late. Photo Credit: Getty Images
The sad tale of Rick DiPietro…has just gotten a little sadder. The former No. 1 overall pick, who was recently demoted to the AHL after the Islanders got tired of his lackluster play and numerous injuries, couldn’t even cut it in his first game for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
DiPietro got pulled...
Former New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro recently opened up about the personal struggles he experienced leading up to and after being waived by the team.
UPDATE: DiPietro now claims he was 'totally kidding'.
To showcase his appreciation, Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro bought a hot dog and a soda for the first 5,000 Islanders fans at the arena on Sunday.
INSULT TO INJURY
Rick DiPietro did nothing to shake his reputation for being injury-prone. The Islanders goalie hurt himself while already on injured reserve.