Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that goaltender Matt Dalton has been recalled by the Boston Bruins from the Providence Bruins of the AHL and assigned to Reading. In a separate transaction, Boston also recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from Reading and assigned him to the P-Bruins.
Dalton, a second year pro from Clinton, Ontario, was recalled by Boston from Reading and assigned to Providence on Dec. 29. Dalton, who earned the P-Bruins Player of the Month Award for January, played in 15 games for the P-Bruins in this most recent stint in the AHL. Overall this year, Dalton is 7-9-0 with a 3.20 goals against average and a .894 save percentage and two shutouts with Providence. He has played in 18 games with Reading this year and has compiled a record of 11-6-1-0 with a 2.88 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage with two shutouts.
Hutchinson, a first year pro from Barrie, Ontario, was recalled by Boston from Providence and assigned to Reading on Dec. 29. He played in 17 games in this stint with the Royals, compiling a record of 9-4-1-3 with a 2.85 goals-against average and .917 save percentage and one shutout. He has gone 7-6-1 with a 3.11 goals against average and a .898 save percentage in 17 games with the P-Bruins this season.