'The Islanders lost, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 14,248. But DiPietro, the first overall selection in last June's draft, played well. Well enough to calm the nerves of general manager Mike Milbury, who took the risk of selecting the then-Boston University freshman and trading heralded prospect Roberto Luongo the same day.'
Rookie Goalie DiPietro Saves 29 in Baptism
January 28, 2001 Submitted by
Via: New York Newsday