Local players selected in NHL Draft
Michael DiPietro hoists the Memorial Cup after the Windsor Spitfires defeated the Erie Otters in the final of the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup in Windsor, Ont., on Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Melanie Borrelli / CTV Windsor)
Published Saturday, June 24, 2017 1:06PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 25, 2017 4:49PM EDT
Three hockey players with ties to Windsor Essex are headed to "the show."
Amherstburg native and Windsor Spitfires goalie, Michael Dipietro, was selected 64th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in Saturday's NHL Draft in Chicago.
DiPietro calls the selection a “dream come true.”
Tecumseh native Jack Studnicka of the Oshawa Generals was selected with the 53rd pick by the Boston Bruins.
On Friday, Windsor Spitfire forward Gabe Vilardi was selected in the 1st round, 11th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.