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Matt Gilroy

Matt Gilroy  #97

Defenseman
NUMBER: 97 BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1984
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: North Bellmore, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 199
Shoots: Right
Hockey East First All-Star Team (2008, 2009) NCAA East First All-American Team (2008, 2009) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2009) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, April 17, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 2, 2011. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay for Brian Lee, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Connecticut (AHL), October 7, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 8, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Atlant Moscow (KHL), June 26, 2014.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday