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2024 U18 MWC | Matt Gilroy

This is Matt Gilroy's first time serving as an assistant coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team.

Gilroy, who is in his second season as an assistant coach for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, served in the same capacity for the U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Team that won the gold medal in 2024. Additionally, he helped Team USA to first place finishes at the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, 2023 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament, 2023 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament and 2022 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament. 

He spent the 2020-22 seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Jr. Kings youth hockey program, coaching at the 12U and 14U age levels.

An alternate captain for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and member of Team USA at the 2010 IIHF Men’s World Championship, Gilroy, a defenseman, played 10 years of professional hockey (2009-19), 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 the KHL and Swiss NL. 

The North Bellmore, New York, native played four seasons (2006-09) for the Boston University men’s ice hockey team. In his senior season, Gilroy captained the Terriers to the NCAA national championship and won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.