Gilroy, soon to be a very rich man and perhaps a national champion, won the 2009 Hobey Baker Award last night, besting teammate Colin Wilson and Northeastern Goalie Brad Thiessen. Gilroy had 8 goals and 28 assists on the season and his .82 points per game ranked 11th among defensemen this year. Gilroy also played very well in his defensive end this year for the Terriers, who were the 3rd best defensive team in the country this year.Gilroy is the first defenseman to win the Hobey since Denver’s Matt Carle.
Although I had Gilroy 2nd on my personal ballot behind his teammate Colin Wilson there is no doubt he is a deserving Hobey winner.
One final note, remember to watch the national championship game tonight (as if you guys didn’t know). My prediction: BU wins a tight 3-2 battle.