Following a terrific collegiate hockey career at UMass, goalie Paul Dainton was announced to have signed a contract with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL yesterday afternoon. Dainton joined the club at the end of last season following the end of the Minutemen's campaign. He finished his career at UMass as one of the all-time great goalies in program history.
Dainton concluded last season with the Falcons after finishing his four-year collegiate career with UMass-Amherst. The Sudbury, Ontario native made his AHL debut on March 23, 2011 at Hartford stopping 31 of 34 shots. He earned his first AHL win on March 26, 2011 at Worcester turning aside 39 of 41 shots on goal.
In four seasons with the Minutemen, Dainton played in 123 games posting a record of 69-61-12 with a 2.78 goals against average and .908 save percentage. Dainton served as a captain of UMass-Amherst during the 2010-11 campaign.