Former Boston University defenseman Chris Dyment has been hired as an assistant coach at Bentley, head coach Ryan Soderquist announced.
A native of Reading, Mass., Dyment joins a staff that’s been together for the better part of the last decade. Soderquist, himself a Bentley graduate in 2000, is entering his 14th season as the team’s head coach, and he holds the all-time wins record for the program with 173.
The Falcons’ other assistant, Ben Murphy, played for Maine from 2001-2005 and is entering his seventh season with the school.
For the last two years, Dyment has been the head coach of the Tier III Junior A New Hampshire Junior Monarchs.
Dyment is a former Terriers team captain who played for coach Jack Parker from 1998 to 2002, twice being named both a second-team East Region All-American and an all-Hockey East selection.
He scored a high of 31 points during his sophomore season, when he tallied 11 goals and 20 assists. During his tenure, BU twice appeared in the NCAA tournament.
A fourth-round selection of the Montreal Canadiens in 1999 (97th overall), Dyment played in 163 AHL games for the Houston Aeros, Springfield Falcons, Providence Bruins and Albany River Rats. Following stints in the ECHL and Italy, he last played for the Trenton Devils in 2009.
Dyment replaces Matt Curley on the Bentley staff.