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2009 Winner - MATT GILROY of Boston University

  

Foregoing pro career offers after his junior year, Matt Gilroy elected to complete his education and captain the BU Terriers, where he wore number 97 to honor his deceased brother, Timmy. That season he helped power BU to a national championship and became the school’s second Hobey Baker Award winner. He produced 37 points in 45 games on 8 goals and 29 assists, tying for second nationally among defensemen. The first defenseman in Hockey East history to earn First Team all-star honors three times, Gilroy also received the Walter Brown Award as best American-born college player in New England and ended his college career having played 145 consecutive games. Off the ice, the Long Island native helped with his family's summer basketball league and volunteered with the Autism Speaks program. Signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers, he spent two seasons there, then signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011, and was traded mid-season to the Ottawa Senators. In 2012-13, Gilroy returned to the Rangers, where he split time with the NHL and AHL farm club in Connecticut. In the summer of 2013, Gilroy signed with the Florida Panthers.

 

2009 Runner-Ups


Brad Thiessen

Northeastern University, Goalie

 

 

  

 

Colin Wilson

Boston University, Forward

 

  

 
 

2009 ADDITIONAL tOP 10 FINALISTS


Chad Johnson

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Goalie

 

  

 

David McIntyre

Colgate University, Forward

 

  

 

Jacques Lamoureux

United States Air Force Academy (Air Force), Forward

 

  

 

Jamie McBain

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Defense

 

  

 

Louie Caporusso

University of Michigan, Forward

 

  

 

Viktor Stalberg

University of Vermont, Forward

 

  

 

Zane Kalemba

 
Princeton University, Goalie