2008-09: In his sophomore season at Bemidji State University, Dalton helped lead his team to the 2009 Frozen Four. In 31 games, Dalton posted a 19-11-1 record, a 2.19 goals-against average, and a .921 save percentage. He signed a pro contract with the Bruins following the completion of his season.
2009-10: Spent most of the year with the ECHL Reading Royals, playing in 46 games for that club. He compiled a 22-20-4 record while posting a 3.47 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. Dalton also played in 6 games for the AHL’s Providence Bruins, where he posted an 0-4-1 record, a 3.26 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.
Read HF’s March 2010 feature on Dalton.
Talent AnalysisDalton is a very competitive goaltender who plays his angles well and blocks more than absorbs the puck. He stays on his feet longer than a lot of modern goaltenders, but is still the most vulnerable up high.
Has a very even keel about him and is a good teammate.