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Gilroy Captures Hobey Baker Award

CHN Staff Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boston University defensman Matt Gilroy was named winner of the 2009 Hobey Baker Award.

Gilroy is the second consecutive senior to win the award, something that had become a bit of a rarity, following Michigan's Kevin Porter. He is the second Boston University player to win, following Chris Drury in 1998.

Saturday, Gilroy, a three-time All-American, will be looking to become the first player since Minnesota's Jordan Leopold in 2002 to win the Hobey then win the national championship the next day. In fact, no winner since Leopold has played for the national title, with a number of them having lost the semifinal the day before.

Gilroy, who last week was named College Hockey News Player of the Year, has eight goals and 28 assists, for 36 points, in 44 games this season for the Terriers. A free agent, the 24-year old spurned numerous NHL offers to return to the Terriers for his senior year.

Gilroy came to BU as a walk-on forward, but was moved to defense by coach Jack Parker.

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