Weep or weep not for Rick DiPietro?
The former New York Islanders goalie and current unrestricted free agent will receive $1.5 million annually for the next 16 years thanks to the New York Islanders’ buyout of his 15-year contract.
On top of that, he’s going to make some dough from the sale of his Brookville, Long Island, home, which is currently on the market for $5.9 million.
What’ll that get you?
The five-bedroom, 4-1/2-bath brick house is in a grandly designed cul-de-sac within a gated community. The home is elegantly furnished. It was built in 2002 on a 2.11-acre lot with a saltwater pool, generator and three-car garage.
Yes, during all those days DiPietro spent on the shelf, many of them were spent in a $5.9 million home with a salt water swimming pool. It also has a wine fridge, surround sound in every room and a home theater that you see above, which is perfect for keeping track of NHL injury reports from the comfort of your home.
( According to Newsday, DiPietro isn’t even the ex-Islander with the most expensive house on the market right now. Pat LaFontaine has his Lloyd Neck home listed for $6.995 million. U-S-A!)
So, weep or weep not for Rick DiPietro?
Despite his financial status, we’d say “weep.”
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