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HARTFORD, October 7, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Matt Gilroy on an American Hockey League contract. Gilroy, who was the 2008-09 Hobey Baker Award winner as a senior at Boston University, has skated in 194 NHL games during his three years as a pro, with the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators. Last season, the 6-1, 201-pound North Bellmore, NY native played in 53 games with the Lightning, scoring two goals and adding 15 assists for 17 points and registering 16 penalty minutes, before being traded to the Senators February 27 in exchange for Brian Lee. In 14 games with Ottawa, Gilroy tallied one goal and two assists for three points, while serving two minutes in penalties. He also was scoreless in three postseason games with the Senators. Prior to 2011-12, Gilroy, 28, spent his first two pro seasons with the Rangers, the Whale’s parent club, after signing as a free age...
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Welcome back Matt Gilroy to the New York Rangers organization. Recognizing that they are (very) thin on defense, CT GM Jim Schoenfeld turned to a familiar face by signing the former Ranger defenseman (per Larry Brooks).
Matt Gilroy has signed AHL contract with Whale. Prodigal free agent D presumably will sign with Rangers when lockout ends.
What Brooks adds there is an interesting...
According to Rangers beat writer Steve Zipay, Matt Gilroy is returning to the organization...sort of.
LongIsland native----and former Ranger defenseman---Matt Gilroy has agreed to deal with AHL Whale
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) October 5, 2012
Gilroy is an unrestricted free agent, so whether he is simply coming closer to home during the lockout or whether...
LongIsland native----and former Ranger defenseman---Matt Gilroy has agreed to deal with AHL Whale— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) October 5, 2012
...can you say insurance if the Rangers can't re-sign Del Zotto?
...while Gilroy wasn't terrible during his time with the Rangers, actually, one could argue he was their best defenseman against the Capitals in playoffs back...
When it comes to the New York Rangers' defensive corps, the team seems set for the forseeable future. On Broadway, the Blueshirts have the likes of Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal. Down on the farm or in juniors, the team has a group of solid defensive prospects. Yesterday, a former Rangers' defenseman jumped back into the fold in Matt Gilroy. Yesterday on Twitter...
17 days after we speculated Turris may have trouble attracting offers from European clubs...comes this news:
The good boys at hockeysverige.se report that #Sens Kyle Turris has signed with Kärpät Oulu of the Finnish league.
— Szymon Szemberg (@Sz1909_Szemberg) October 6, 2012
I know literally nothing about Kärpät Oulu but the Finnish league is a solid...
A little late on this since the interview was conducted on Wednesday but **** it, it's the lockout *******!
As always, you can listen to the actual interview via the Team 1200's Facebook page.
My comments will be in bold.
Q: Do you have the whole staff and all the scouts down in Bingo?
A: No, just a couple of guys. Pierre, obviously and Randy...