A source close to to Flyers’ beat writer Anthony SanFilippo, has told him that the Flyers are showing a lot of interest in Boston University’s highly coveted defenseman Matt Gilroy and have sent a scout to the national championship game between BU and Miami (OH) tonight.
Gilroy, 24-year old and undrafted because he was too small at the time, had a tremendous season with the Terriers, winning the Hobey Baker award, which is essentially the Heisman trophy of hockey. As the captain, he led Hockey East in scoring from a defender with eight goals and had 28 assists in 44 games.
Gilroy is a 6-foot-2, 200 lbs. offensive defenseman, but is solid in his own end. And because of his age, would be ready to jump right into the NHL, unlike most amateur blue liners. According to SanFilippo, Gilroy’s camp has let the Flyers know that out of the many teams interested in his services, that Philadelphia is at the top of his list.
Born in New York, Gilroy’s father Frank Gilroy, was drafted into the NBA by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1981.