Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Mr. Gilroy Goes to Washington
Boston University's Matt Gilroy proved once again on Friday night why he is better than everyone else.
Gilroy won the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, the college hockey equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, during an award ceremony at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Gilroy was one of the three finalists for the honor, along with Northeastern goalie Brad Thiessen and Terrier teammate, forward Colin Wilson.
Gilroy, a 24-year-old senior defenseman from North Bellmore, N.Y., was originally a walk-on candidate for the B.U. squad and had to switch positions to join the team. A forward his entire high-school and junior league career, Gilroy quickly adapted to manning the blue line as he is the only defenseman in the history of Hockey East to be named All-American three years in a row.
Gilroy is the second Hobey winner from Boston University; preceding him was current Rangers captain, Chris Drury, who won the honor in 1998.
The next night Gilroy's Terriers are set to take on Miami (OH) for the NCAA Hockey Championship.