He has represented his country as a starting goaltender at the world juniors (where picked Most Outstanding Goaltender), world championships (beat Lundqvist's Sweden), World Cup (one start, a win) and Olympics (1 win, lost quarters). He set the NCAA record for most saves in a game with 77, his team's MVP, division's rookie of the year and region's playoff MVP. He plays the puck aggressively and likes to pass across the neutral zone, creating oddman rushes. In the 2006-07 NHL season he broke the franchise record for saves in a game with 56. He has three consecutive winning seasons with .900+ save percentage. He has stopped 6 of the 7 penalty shots he's ever faced at the NHL level and has a 13-7 win-loss record in the shootouts. Oh,... by the way, he was the first goalie to ever be drafted first overall in the NHL and has the longest ever NHL contract worth $67.5 million.
good one! ... I just thought since Lundqvist and Emery have been drafted, Dipietro deserves consideration.
BTW, who would have thought Mike Milbury would've had a decent NHL career as a defenseman. He was on the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins, was in the 1976 Canada Cup. He registered 238 points in 754 NHL games (24 points in 86 NHL playoff games) with 1552 PIM.
On December 23, 1979, in a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, Milbury followed his teammates into the stands for a brawl and ended up with a shoe in hand. He used the shoe to beat a Ranger fan.