Boston University free agent defenseman Matt Gilroy has signed a multiyear contract with the New York Rangers, multiple sources told ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek and ESPN's John Buccigross.
Gilroy's decision Friday to sign with the Rangers caps a full week for the 24-year-old native of North Bellmore, N.Y. One week ago, he was named the Hobey Baker Award winner as the best U.S. college hockey player.
One day later, he helped the Terriers to a stunning come-from-behind overtime win over Miami University in the NCAA Division I national championship game.
Gilroy assisted on the tying goal with just 17 seconds remaining in regulation to cap a furious two-goal rally in the final minute.
Terms of the Gilroy's deal were unknown.
The BU captain isn't eligible to join the Rangers on their current playoff run. He will attend the club's late summer training camp with an eye on making their 2009-10 NHL roster.