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PAUL DIPIETRO (1991-1995)

Paul
DiPietro

1952-1963
Position C
Shoots R
Weight 181lbs
Height 5'9"
Date of birth September 8th, 1970
Place of birth Sault Ste-Marie, ON, CAN
Seasons - MTL 4
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 154 25 44 69 11 80
1991-1992 33 4 6 10 5 25
1992-1993 29 4 13 17 11 14
1993-1994 70 13 20 33 -2 37
1994-1995 22 4 5 9 -3 4
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 24 10 9 19 -1 10
1992-1993 17 8 5 13 2 8
1993-1994 7 2 4 6 -3 2

PAUL DIPIETRO BROKE OUT IN THE 1993 PLAYOFFS, SCORING 13 POINTS TO HELP LEAD THE CANADIENS TO THE STANLEY CUP.

Paul DiPietro has earned the right to describe himself as an international hockey player. After making numerous runs between the NHL and the minors, the diminutive center became a star in European hockey. Canadiens fans, however, will always remember DiPietro’s significant contributions to the team’s Stanley Cup Championship in the spring of 1993.

A high-scoring junior with Sudbury, he was drafted 102nd overall by Montreal in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, after a 56-goal, 119-point season with the Wolves. His small stature prevented many teams from considering him a higher-ranked selection.

DiPietro continued his impressive production with the Fredericton Canadiens over the course of the next season and a half. He recorded 65 goals and 127 points in 121 games and his average of over one point-per-game earned him a call up to Montreal in the middle of the 1991-92 season.

The competition in the NHL proved tough and he was held to four goals and six assists in 33 games. DiPietro also was limited to a half season with the Canadiens in 1992-93, when he contributed 17 points in 29 games. The Sault Ste. Marie native’s talents were on full display in the playoffs, though, as he posted 13 points in 17 games to help lead the Habs to the Stanley Cup.

DiPietro recorded 33 points in 70 games in 1993-94, his only full season in Montreal.

The following season, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, who sent him to the minors after 12 games. After a short stint with the Los Angeles Kings in 1996-97, DiPietro was once again sent to the AHL.

Seeking to change the direction of his playing career, DiPietro moved to Europe, where he developed into a star in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Thanks to his Swiss and Canadian dual citizenship, DiPietro now plays for Switzerland in international tournaments.

In the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, he scored both of Switzerland’s goals in a 2-0 upset victory over Team Canada.