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...
A New York Islanders team official confirmed that the team will buy out the remaining eight years of oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro's contract.
The 31-year-old DiPietro, the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NHL Draft, will be placed on waivers Tuesday before the compliance buyout can be used, the Islanders official told The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013
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...
Rick DiPietro is backing down from his previous comments about suicide, but we likely haven't heard the last of the New York Islanders goalie on this topic.
While the 31-year-old DiPietro told News 12 Long Island's Kevin Maher that he experienced suicidal thoughts over the past three years stemming from injuries, losing and fan hatred, he clarified to ESPN's Katie Strang...
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'.
Do you believe in miracles? On the 33rd anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the Islanders made a transaction that got the hockey world buzzing. The team has officially placed goaltender Rick DiPietro on waivers, as seen on the team's site.
Assuming DiPietro clears waivers without a team claiming him - let's be honest, it'd take a miracle larger than the Miracle on...
From Patrick Hoffman at Canada.com:
While these kinds of injuries would be considered a disappointment for any team/player, DiPietro’s injuries are looked at as being worse due to the fact that the Islanders signed DiPietro to a then record-setting contract for 15-years at $67.5 million in September 2006. For a team that is paying that much money, they are certainly not...
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.