Matt Dalton
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Matt Dalton

Hometown:

Clinton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-07-04

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2004

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent, 2009

Weight:

189 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

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 Analysis
Dalton 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.
Future
Dalton is a legitimate prospect for the Bruins. Will likely play in Providence in 2010-11.

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