Paul DiPietro was born on September 8, 1970 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Standing at a diminutive 5'9 he had great success with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. In the 1990 NHL entry draft, he was selected in the fifth round, 102nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens. He continued to translate his junior success to the Fredricton Canadiens of the American Hockey League. In 1993 he caught his big break and made it to the big club in Montreal. He was even part of the Stanley Cup winning team that year. By 1994-95 though he had moved on to the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing a couple of games with the team before heading east to their AHL affiliate in St John's. During 1996-97 Paul DiPietro had a cup of coffee with the Los Angeles Kings but spent most of his time in the minors Phoenix Roadrunners and Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL. In 1999-00 he played four games for the Canadian National Team before moving to Europe to play with Zug of the Swiss league. He had great success in Switzerland and settled there, marrying a Swiss national and getting his citizenship in 2005. In the 2006 Torrino Winter Olympics, Dipietro had a huge game against Canada in the preliminary round, scoring 2 goas as the Swiss upset the Canadians 2-0.