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Matt Gilroy
Matt Gilroy
Defenseman
(GIHL-roy)
Number: 97
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 199
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 20, 1984
Birthplace: North Bellmore, NY, United States
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Acquired: Signed by the New York Rangers to an entry-level contract on April 17, 2009.
NHL CAREER
2011-12: Split the season between Tampa Bay and Ottawa. ... Established career-highs in assists (17), points (20) and hits (59). ... Ranked fourth among Ottawa defensemen in points and hits, and fourth on the team in blocked shots (75). ... Recorded a career-high, four multi-point efforts, including three multi-assist performances. ... Ranked second among Tampa Bay defensemen in assists (15) and points (17) at the time of his trade on Feb. 27. ... Tallied eight points (one goal, seven assists) in a 12-game span from Dec. 12 vs. New Jersey to Jan. 17 vs. Boston. ... Registered a career-high, seven shots on goal on Jan. 5 vs. Ottawa. ... Skated in three playoff contests with Ottawa. 2010-11: Established a career-high with a plus-five rating … The Rangers posted a record of 7-2-1 when he registered a point … Logged 15:31 of ice time while skating in his 100th career NHL game on Jan. 16 vs. Philadelphia … Tallied his first career multi-goal game with two goals, including the game-winner, vs. the Islanders on Dec. 27. ... Notched a goal while making his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Washington on Apr. 13. 2009-10: Recorded a plus-two rating while making his NHL debut on Oct. 2 at Pittsburgh. ... Tied for sixth in the NHL among rookie defensemen in goals (four), seventh in blocked shots (77) and ninth in points (15). ... Ranked fourth among team defensemen in goals. ... The Rangers posted a record of 8-4-2 when he recorded a point. ... Three of his four goals were tallied on the road. ... Recorded his first career multi-point performance with two assists on Jan. 19 vs. Tampa Bay. ... Registered a career-high five blocked shots on Jan. 25 vs. Pittsburgh … Tallied his first career NHL assist on Oct. 19 vs. San Jose … Tallied his first career NHL point with a goal, the game-winner, on Oct. 5 at New Jersey. ... Registered a career-high 17 penalty minutes, including his first career fighting major, on Nov. 29 at Florida.

AHL CAREER
2009-10:
Tallied four assists and 16 shots in a five-game stint with Hartford (AHL), including a four-game assist/point streak from Dec. 11 vs. Portland to Dec. 18 vs. Toronto.

COLLEGE CAREER
2008-09: Captured the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top player in collegiate hockey, and was named as a First Team All-American on April 10. ... Appeared in 45 games as Captain of the Hockey East regular season and playoff champion Boston University Terriers, registering eight goals and 29 assists for 37 points. ... Became the second player in Boston University history to win the Hobey Baker Award, as Rangers’ Captain Chris Drury won the award in 1998. ... Became the first defenseman in Hockey East history to be honored as a First Team All-Star three times. ... Led the Terriers to their fifth NCAA championship, assisting on the game-tying goal with 17 seconds remaining in regulation in the championship game on Apr. 11, after entering the tournament as the #1 seeded team. ... Established career-highs in games played (45), assists (29) and points (37). ... Led all Hockey East defensemen in scoring and ranked third among all defensemen in the nation.  2007-08: Named a First Team All-American … Also named a Hockey East First Team All-Star for the second straight year.  2006-07: Established a career-high in goals (nine) … Named a Second Team All-American … Honored as a Hockey East First Team All-Star.  2005-06: Led all team defensemen, and tied for second on the team overall, with a plus-21 rating after making the team as a walk-on freshman.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2010: Selected to represent Team USA at the 2010 World Championship in Germany. ... Tied for first in scoring among USA defensemen with four points (three goals and one assist) in six games. 2008: Selected to represent Team USA, coached by John Tortorella and Mike Sullivan, at the 2008 World Championship in Halifax/Quebec City.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
April 17, 2009 – Signed by the New York Rangers as an undrafted free agent. July 2, 2011 – Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent. February 27, 2012 – Traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Ottawa Senators for Brian Lee. October 8, 2012 – Signed to an AHL contract by the Connecticut Whale as an unrestricted free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


LONGEST POINT STREAK: 2 (four times) (last -- Jan. 15, 2012, to Jan. 17, 2012) (one goal, two assists)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2 (twice) (last -- Nov. 14, 2010, to Nov. 15, 2010) (two assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME:  2 on Dec. 27, 2010, vs. N.Y. Islanders (Roloson)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2 (four times) (last -- Jan. 17, 2012) (Tampa Bay vs. Boston)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 2 (six times) (last -- April 7, 2012) (Ottawa at New Jersey)

MOST PIM, GAME: 17 on Nov. 25, 2009, at Florida

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7 on Jan. 5, 2012 (Tampa Bay at Ottawa)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 2, 2009, at Pittsbugh

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 5, 2009, at New Jersey (Brodeur)

FIRST NHL ASSIST:
Oct. 19, 2009, vs. San Jose