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Joe DiPenta
Born February 25, 1979 (1979-02-25) (age 31),

Barrie, ON, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Right

Joseph DiPenta (born February 25, 1979 in Barrie, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.


Playing careerEdit

DiPenta was drafted 61st overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. DiPenta grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Former teams include the Halifax Mooseheads, Boston University, Philadelphia Phantoms, Chicago Wolves, Atlanta Thrashers, Manitoba Moose and Anaheim Ducks.

He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks. In the 2008-09 season, DiPenta signed a one-year contract with Frölunda HC of Elitserien.

On July 11, 2009, DiPenta returned to the NHL signing a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Boston University HE 38 2 16 18 50
1998–99 Boston University HE 36 2 15 17 72
1999–00 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 63 13 43 56 83 10 3 4 7 26
2000–01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 71 3 5 8 65 10 1 2 3 15
2001–02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 61 2 4 6 71
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 15 0 2 2 15 25 1 3 4 22
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 2 17 19 107 9 0 1 1 7
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 3 1 1 2 0
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 0 6 6 105 10 1 0 1 13
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 73 2 10 12 48 14 0 5 5 2
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 72 2 6 8 46 16 0 0 0 13
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 76 2 6 8 48 16 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 23 1 4 5 16
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 47 1 5 6 71 11 0 1 1 12
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 65 2 5 7 83 4 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 174 6 17 23 110 32 0 0 0 17
AHL totals 434 11 49 60 494 72 3 11 14 63

TransactionsEdit

  • June 27, 1998 — Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round, 61st overall.
  • July 12, 2000 — Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent.
  • March 5, 2002 — Traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for Jarrod Skalde.
  • August 19, 2004 — Signed by the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent.
  • August 11, 2005 — Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as a free agent.
  • August 14, 2007 — Re-signed by the Anaheim Ducks as a free agent to a one year contract.
  • July 15, 2008 — Signed by Frölunda HC as a free agent.
  • July 11, 2009 — Signed by the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent.

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