Joe DiPenta was the first hockey player to bring the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, in 2007, as a member of the Anaheim Ducks…two years before Sidney Crosby did in 2009. At the time, he was part of a select group of 150 players who have won both the Stanley Cup and the Calder Cup, the championship trophy for the American Hockey League. During his hockey career, he also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Atlanta Thrashers, Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres organizations.
After graduation from California State University in Long Beach, Joe moved home to pursue a career in nonprofit working for organizations he is passionate about, which included the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada from 2013 to 2019.
2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the retired Stanley Cup Champion! Ten years since his start as the Regional Director, Atlantic Canada, Joe has returned to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada as the Corporate Walk Chair for the 2023 Light The Night event in Halifax, N.S. Joe will also be inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame on November 25th, 2023 for his many sporting accomplishments.
Joe now resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with his wife Jessica and 10-year-old daughter Chloe. Joe coaches his daughter’s hockey team and volunteers his time at several local charities. Professionally, Joe is an EOS Implementer, working with entrepreneurial leaders to give them more control over their businesses.