Michael DiPietro didn't personally know any of the Humboldt Broncos affected in the early April bus crash, but their mutual connection through the game of hockey inspired him to pay tribute to fallen and current members of the hockey club.

The Canucks prospect and Ottawa 67s goaltenders will be one of the two netminders tasked with leading the Team Canada at the 2019 World Juniors in Vancouver. This past week, DiPietro unveiled his custom Bauer 2X Pro's he'll be sporting for the tournament.

The pads feature three Canadian leaves on his blocker, catcher and pads. But on the cuff on his catcher, the 19-year-old should his solidarity by getting Bauer to stitch the Saskatchewan Junior A hockey club's name to the right of his last name.


Bravo, Mikey.

The reigning OHL goaltender of the year paid his respects to the Broncos by incorporating them on his Canucks mask he used in training camp.


Today we have the honor to unleash Mike DiPietro’s first Canucks mask🐳👊🏻. It was very exciting to paint this Storyteller piece to you Deeps, welcome to the DaveArt Family🙏🏻😊! I cant wait to create all your future masks... This bucket is a true storyteller📕, the more you look at it the more details you will discover, and the mask enters a new dimension of detail work👀🔍... One thing Mike knew was he wanted to pay tribute to Broncos on the mask❤️.... Mike and I brainstormed a lot how to build the design, we wanted mountains in the design, and the orca... All created in a new way. We came up with a design plan and I picked up my airbrush guns and let them get to work🤓💪🏻. Thanks Mike! #mikedipietro @canucks @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheStoryteller #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity @theahl @uticacomets @bauergoalie #DaveArtThePaintNerd

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He's still just a teenager, but DiPietro is mature beyond his years.