Ottawa 67’s acquire DiPietro in blockbuster with Windsor
OTTAWA — The Ottawa 67’s have acquired one of the top goaltenders in junior hockey in a bid to make a run for an Ontario Hockey League title.
The league-leading 67’s, on a 23-game point streak, landed Michael DiPietro in a trade with the Windsor Spitfires on Tuesday.
The Spitfires receive forward Yegor Afanasyev, along with four second-round draft picks and three conditional picks, while the 67’s get two other draft picks.
DiPietro, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, is considered the favourite to be Canada’s starting goaltender at the world junior championship starting on Dec. 26 in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. The Canadian Press