This is nice feel good story; the kid out of New York that made the BU hockey team as a walk on, the player not many teams wanted, the same kid that went on to win a scholarship at BU and the Hobey Baker award and an NCAA title with the Boston University Terriers ends up making the NHL out of training camp his rookie season. It doesn't get any better than this. BU fans should be proud of Matt Gilroy.
Coming into tonight's game against the Capitals, Gilroy, 25, last season's Hobey Baker Award winner while leading Boston University to the NCAA title, had one goal and was a plus-three in four preseason games. But what's been most impressive is how comfortable and confident Gilroy has looked in his first NHL action, particularly in his skating and pushing the puck up the ice and shooting when he has the opportunity. Granted, his age gives him a bit of an advantage over other rookies. Gilroy is a lock to make this team. [Ranger Rants]