The Boston Imperials, Boston’s newest Tier 1 Hockey Club, announced the hiring of Chris Dyment as Director of Hockey and Technical Director. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for player development and for the skills and camps programs.
“Chris brings a wealth of energy and experience and has a lot to offer our players and coaches and we are thrilled to have him join our program.” said Dennis Franczak, co-owner of Interwoven Sports Group, the parent company of the Boston Imperials.
Most recently Chris served as Assistant Coach of the Islanders Hockey Club NCDC team in the USPHL. His duties included. running the penalty kill and the team’s defense. His previous coaching stints included Bentley University (NCAA D1), Boston University (NCAA D1), and NH Jr. Monarchs (USPHL).
A native of Reading, MA Chris had a very successful playing career. At the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Dyment was selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the first pick of the fourth round (97th overall).
As a member of the Boston University Terriers, Dyment was part of three Beanpot championship teams (1999, 2000, 2002) and was a two-time selection to the ACHA All-America Second Team (2000, 2002). He was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star as sophomore before earning second-team honors his senior year, when he was tabbed the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman. Dyment earned one of the team’s major awards each of his final three seasons, receiving the Most Improved Player Award in 2000 before being named the recipient of the Clifford P. Fitzgerald Scholarship the following year. As a senior, he earned the Bennett McInnis Award for Spirit. In 142 collegiate games, Dyment tallied 72 points (20g, 52a) for the Terriers.
After his senior year at BU in 2002, Dyment embarked on a professional playing career that lasted seven years, four of which were in the American Hockey League (AHL). He won the Calder Cup with the Houston Aeros in 2003 and then played a season with the Springfield Falcons before spending two years with the Providence Bruins, where he served as an assistant captain. Chris played professionally until 2008-2009 before embarking on his coaching career.
Chris resides in Burlington with his wife and 2 children.