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Rangers Beat Maple Leafs, Islanders to Best American Hockey Player

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders to the winner of the Hobey Baker Award and captain of the Boston University Terriers—Matt Gilroy.

He may join the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack this season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made news by signing NCAA players recently and they were after Matt Gilroy, too, but the New York Rangers landed him.

The New York Islanders wanted Gilroy—as he is a Long Island boy—but their cross-town rivals beat them to the punch.

Like Rangers' captain Chris Drury, Gilroy played for Boston University and won the Hobey Baker Award. Gilroy was captain of the Hockey East regular season and playoff champion Boston Unive...

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