Friday, April 17, 2009

College Stud Defenseman, Matt Gilroy, a NY Ranger

Boston University free agent defenseman Matt Gilroy has signed a multi-year contract with the New York Rangers. Matt Gilroy was awarded the Hobey Baker as the nation's top collegiate player.

The contract is worth $3.5 million for two years. Gilroy's decision Friday to sign with the Rangers caps a full week for the 24-year-old native of North Bellmore, N.Y. One week ago, he was named the Hobey Baker Award winner as the best U.S. college hockey player. One day later, he helped the Terriers to a stunning come-from-behind overtime win over Miami University in the NCAA Division I national championship game. Gilroy assisted on the tying goal with just 17 seconds remaining in regulation to cap a furious two-goal rally in the final minute.

The BU captain isn't eligible to join the Rangers on their current playoff run. He will attend the club's late summer training camp with an eye on making their 2009-10 NHL roster.



  1. Makes things interesting. Mara and Morris are UFAs. One will likely be going (probably Morris as his family has remained out West). Roszy and Redden should be looking over their shoulder because the Blueshirts have some youngsters -- Sanguinetti, Sauer, Potter and others beside Gilroy who are going to make a run to be on defense.

    Like pitching, you can never have enough defensive depth. So this is good.

  2. Dear Spec7ral-
    Del Zotto is not going to be a ranger next season, now, going to Hartford is a possibility, and while he has tremendous offensive upside he still has much to learn.

    The Rangers GM staff may be hoping that they can add Sanguinetti, Potter and now Gilroy while retaining staal and girardi and getting rid of Redden and Rozsival

  3. Don't forget Del Zotto, both of y'all. :D


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