Windsor Spitfires’ goaltender Michael DiPietro made 22 saves in a 4-0 victory over the Saginaw Spirit last night to record his league leading sixth shutout of the season and eighth of his career – both Spitfires’ records previously held by Andrew Engelage.
DiPietro posted three consecutive shutouts – December 8, 2016 in Barrie, December 10, 2016 in Sudbury and December 11, 2016 in North Bay. The star goaltender spoiled the Teddy Bear Toss for the home crowds in two of those games – Barrie and Sudbury.
The Ontario Hockey League record for most shutouts in a season is held by Mark Visentin (Niagara Ice Dogs) who had eleven during the 2011-2012 season. Len Broderick (Toronto Marlboros) had eight during the 1956-1957 season. Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack) had seven during the 2012-2013 campaign.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League record of seven is held by four goaltenders: Adam Russo (2002-2003), Kevin Poulin (2009-2010), Roberto Luongo (1997-1998) and Philippe Cadorette (2013-2014).
The Western Hockey League (also Canadian Hockey League record) is thirteen, held by three goaltenders: Bryan Bridges (2004-2005), Kelly Guard (2003-2004) and Darcy Kuemper (2010-2011)