Washington Capitals 2012 fourth-round pick Thomas DiPauli recorded a career-high four points (one goal, three assists) in Notre Dame’s 5-3 win over Lake Superior State University.
When DiPauli was drafted by the Capitals, he was one of two players selected from Notre Dame, along with senior Austin Wuthrich. DiPauli grew up playing with Connor Carrick around the Chicago area. This year, he appears to be breaking out offensively in the NCAA.
On Friday, DiPauli put together his biggest offensive performance of his NCAA career.
To score his goal, DiPauli (#14 in white) went to the front of the net and redirected a Steven Fogarty pass past the goaltender.
One of DiPauli’s assists came after he tipped a pass by an LSSU defenseman. Fogarty scored on the quick passing play that followed.
The 20-year-old DiPauli wasn’t considered a high-end offensive performer in his first two seasons with the Irish, tallying just 17 points in 67 career games. In four games this year, he’s already matched last year’s offensive output (five points). He’s currently tied for team lead in points with Mario Lucia and Steven Fogarty.