10-28-2013, 12:23 AM #1
Checkers Sign Goalie Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro, a longtime NHL goalie who has struggled with injuries for the last several years, is joining the Charlotte Checkers.
According to the New York Post and since confirmed by the Raleigh News and Observer, DiPietro, 32, signed a professional tryout contract with Charlotte and was scheduled to join the team following today's game in Rockford.
"It's a safety net and could give us more depth," Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford, who helped facilitate the signing, told the News and Observer. "At this point it's a PTO. We'll see what kind of shape he's in, how he plays."
A veteran of 11 NHL seasons dating back to 2000, DiPietro joins center Manny Malhotra as well-known NHL players to sign with the Checkers in recent weeks.
10-28-2013, 03:08 PM #2
Well... that's interesting. We'll see how he does, he could surprise.Collecting:
- Mask Cards
- 2005-05 UD Endorsed Emblems
10-30-2013, 11:44 PM #3
10-31-2013, 09:23 AM #4