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Paul Dainton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iqaluit, Nunavut

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
G

Birthdate:
12/09/1986

Last Team:
Fort McMurray (AJHL)


01/17/2014

FEATURE: Have Pads, Will Travel - Dainton Embraces Life Overseas

By Lauren Rose - For UMassAthletics.com


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As a Senior in 2010-11: Game-by-Game Statistics

Senior captain Dainton played 32 games this season with 879 saves and 1750:15 minutes... Finishing the season with a 6-18-5 record Dainton posted a 3.05 goals against average and .908 saves percentage... Allowed 89 goals with 26 on power plays along with 4 short handed goals... Had 15 games with 30 or more saves... First win of the season achieved against Vermont (11/23) with a season high 44 saves, .914 saves percentage and a 3.16 goals against average... Earned second win against Quinnipiac (11/27) with 25 saves... Third win against UMass Lowell (12/4) with 25 saves... Fourth and fifth wins against UMass Lowell (1/14, 1/15) with 33 saves in the fist game and 28 in the second... Earned sixth win against Vermont with 26 saves... In his first loss of the season against Minnesota (10/8) he contributed 29 saves...During the tie at New Hampshire (11/13) Dainton pulled off the second highest saves in the season with 43 only allowing 3 goals... In the loss against Merrimack (2/19) Dainton stopped 39 shots and allowing only 2 goals...

As a Junior in 2009-10: Game-by-Game Statistics

One of the top returning goaltenders in Hockey East ... Played in 30 games logging 1,736 total minutes ... Posted a 3.08 goals against average, a .901 save percentage and a 15-15-0 record ... Allowed 89 goals - 29 on the power play and 3 short handed ... Had 12 games with 30-or-more saves including a season and career high 42 in the win over New Hampshire (11/13) ... Had 808 saves for the season ... Ranks 2nd all-time at UMass in career goals against average (2.70), save percentage (.908) and wins (39) while ranking 3rd in minutes played (5,298) and fourth in games played (92) and saves (2,347) ... Recorded his 15th win of the season against Maine (3/6), making 35 saves ... Notched his 14th win of the season at Maine (3/5), saving 24 shots while giving up only two goals ... Registered his eight win of the season over Merrimack (12/12) making 33 saves ... Suffered his fifth loss of the season at Lowell (12/5) despite making 33 saves ... Suffered his fourth loss of the season against BC (12/4) making 29 saves ... Suffered his third loss of the season in relief to Dan Meyers despite making 28 saves against Quinnipiac (11/28) ... Recorded his seventh win of the season against Vermont (11/24) with a stellar performance of 27 saves ... Suffered his second loss of the season making 14 saves against UNH (11/14) ... Registered his sixth win of the season making 42 saves against UNH (11/13) ... Made 26 saves in his first loss of the season against Providence (10/31) ... Registered his fifth win of the season against Niagara (11/6) where he made 31 saves on 32 shots ... Registered his fourth win of the season against Providence (10/30) where he made 35 saves ... Registered his third win of the season against Maine (10/23) finishing the game with 26 saves ... Recorded his second win of the season and tied a career high 39 saves including 16 in the third period against BU (10/16) ... was named Hockey East defensive player of the week following his stellar performance against the Terriers ... registered his first win of the season against RPI (10/8) where he allowed only two goals on 30 shots.

As a Sophomore in 2008-09: Game-by-Game Statistics
Saw action in 29 games and started 27...Finished the season with a record of 12-14-1 with a 2.45 goals against average and a .913 save percentage...Two-time Hockey East Goaltender of the Month Runner-Up (12/2, 1/5)...Three-time 3-Star of the Game selection...Made 691 saves throughout the season, and allowed two or fewer goals 13 times during the season...Posted a career-high 39 saves in win over Boston College (11/22)...Made 36 saves in the third Hockey East Quarterfinal Game at Northeastern (3/15)...Also made 36 saves in win over Merrimack (3/7)...Had 30-or-more saves in nine games

As a Freshman in 2007-08: Game-by-Game Statistics
Saw action in 33 games...named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team... named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team ... named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week three times during the season...earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of March 10...finished the season with a record of 12-14-6 with a 2.56 goals against average and a .911 save percentage...made 848 total saves on the season, which ranks third in UMass' all-time season record...ranked third in minutes played in a season with 1,947...made 40 saves during the Hockey East Quarterfinals against #5 New Hampshire (3/14; 3/15)...made a combined 58 saves during the Lightning College Hockey Classic (12/29; 12/30)...recorded his first career shutout with a 24 save performance at Cornell (11/30)...earned his first collegiate win against UMass-Lowell (10/19)...played in his first career game at #13 Clarkson (10/12), making 31 saves.

Before UMass: Played 23 games for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the AJHL posting a 13-6-4 record in 2006-07 ... Registered 1,388 minutes between the pipes with a 2.42 GAA and a .916 save percentage ... Also played for the Port Hope Predators of the OPJHL where he was a two-time all-star ... With Port Hope, Dainton logged 3,336 minutes with an impressive 41-11-3 record, a 2.13 GAA and a .922 save percentage.

Personal: Paul M. Dainton ... Born Dec. 9, 1986 ... Son of Paul and Brenda Dainton ... Majoring in psychology.

SeasonGPGAPointsShotsShot%Pen-Min+/-PPGSHGGWG
2007................ 33 0 0 0 - - 0-0 0 0 0 0
2008................ 29 0 0 0 - - 0-0 0 0 0 0
2009................ 30 0 0 0 1 .000 1-2 0 0 0 0
2010................ 32 0 0 0 - - 3-17 0 0 0 0
TOTAL............... 124 0 0 0 - - 4-19 0 0 0 0

SeasonGPMinutesGAGAAvgSavesSave%WLTSho
2007................ 33 1947:26 83 2.56 848 .911 12 14 6 1.0
2008................ 29 1614:45 66 2.45 691 .913 12 14 1 0.0
2009................ 30 1735:47 89 3.08 808 .901 15 15 0 0.0
2010................ 32 1750:15 89 3.05 879 .908 6 18 5 1.0
TOTAL............... 124 7048:13 327 2.78 3226 .908 45 61 12 2.0


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Saves: 44, Vermont, Nov 23, 2010
Penalties: 2, at Wisconsin, Dec 31, 2010
Penalty minutes: 15, at Wisconsin, Dec 31, 2010







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