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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bolting South

Gilroy won the Hobey Baker
in 2009.
(Photo By Matt Dresens) 
Today, former Terrier Captain Matt Gilroy, signed a one year $1mil deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Gilroy spent the first two seasons of his NHL career with the New York Rangers.

With the Rangers, Gilroy totaled 7 goals, 19 assists and 26 points in 127 games on Broadway. The brightest  highlight of his Ranger career was scoring in the playoffs this past spring in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in the first round of the quest for the Cup. The goal came in the same building -Verizon Center- where Gilroy captained the Terriers to the 2009 National Championship.

Gilroy's jersey has been changed from ranger Blue to Lighting Black in the blog header.

Drury Update 
The Rangers did successfully buyout the former Hobey Baker winner's contract and Drury will look to join another NHL team before the start of the 2012 season.

*Not often can you have two Hobey baker winners in the same post* 

In Other News
Another former Terrier signed a one year deal with an NHL squad. One year standout, Chris Bourque inked a deal one year agreement with the Washington Capitals.

Bourque tallied 10 goals an added 13 assist in the 2005 season at BU. Last season with the Capitals AHL team, the Hershey Bears, Bourque scored 22 goals and 48 assist in 49 games played.

He has played 33 NHL games in his career, scored one goal and three assists, all with the Capitals.

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