Matt Gilroy returns to the NTDP staff for the 2023-24 campaign for his second season. Previously, Gilroy spent the 2020-22 seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Jr. Kings AAA youth hockey program, coaching at the 12U and 14U age levels. Additionally, he has spent the last three years as a head coach at RAD HOCKEY, a premiere off-season development program for elite players in the western part of the country.
Gilroy’s playing career spanned 10 seasons, including 225 games played in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers. He finished his career with five seasons in Europe, competing in Russia, Finland and Switzerland.
On the international stage, Gilroy served as an alternate captain for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and also played for Team USA in the 2010 IIHF Men's World Championship.
Gilroy played collegiately at Boston University for four seasons (2005-09), where he was named All-American after his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. His amateur career culminated as just the sixth defenseman to win the Hobey Baker Award in 2009, as well as helping lead the Terriers to the 2009 national championship.