The Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 52nd induction banquet in November, honoring a Class of 2017 that includes former Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy.
The induction ceremony is slated for Nov. 4, 2017, in the Francis Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena.
One of only three players in the history of Boston University hockey to be named an All-American three times, Gilroy (class of 2009) received college hockey’s top honor as a senior after leading the Terriers to their fifth national championship. He became BU’s second Hobey Baker Award winner and earned AHCA All-America First Team honors in each of his final two seasons after receiving second-team accolades as a sophomore.
Currently a KHL All-Star with Moscow Spartak, Gilroy played in 225 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Florida.
A walk-on and converted defenseman, Gilroy was the first blueliner in Hockey East history to be named to the league’s first team three times and also was tabbed the recipient of the 2009 Walter Brown Award, given to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. The Long Island native recorded 92 points (25 goals, 67 assists) and a rating of plus-78 in 160 career games and finished his career playing 146 consecutive games.
His final game was one of the most thrilling in NCAA history as the Terriers rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation to force overtime and go on to defeat Miami 4-3 and win the national championship. Gilroy’s incredible pass set up Nick Bonino’s game-tying goal with 17.4 seconds remaining in the third period.
The banquet is open to the public at a cost of $70 per person and will take place at 12 p.m. To purchase tickets, contact Brittany Kane ([email protected], 617-353-4631) for more information.