The Columbus Blue Jackets/Springfield Falcons announced on Thursday that they have signed goaltender Paul Dainton, left wing Tim Spencer, and center Nathan Moon to one-year AHL contracts for the 2012-2013 season.
Dainton, a second-year pro, played in 28 games with the Falcons in 2011-2012 as a rookie, posting a 13-12-1 record, a .893 save percentage, and a 3.11 goals-against average. The 25-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia played in 21 games with the ECHL's Chicago Express and Reading Royals in 2011-2012 as well, combining for a 7-5-3 record with a .905 save percentage and a 3.21-goals-against average. He made his professional debut with Springfield at the end of the 2010-2011 campaign, going 2-2-0 in five appearances with a .912 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average.
Prior to turning pro, Dainton skated four seasons collegiately at UMass-Amherst (NCAA, D-I) from 2007-2011, putting together a career record of 45-61-12 along with a .908 save percentage and a 2.79 goals-against average.