An unrestricted free agent at a time of much uncertainty in the world of hockey, defenseman Matt Gilroy opted to sign an AHL contract with the Connecticut Whale near the end of training camp in early October and immediately found himself on the Whale's top defensive pairing. The former Rangers, Lightning, and Senators defenseman discussed his decision to play for the Whale this week with's Jim Cerny, while also raving about how much he is learning from Whale assistant---and Rangers Stanley Cup winner---Jeff Beukeboom, in an interview covering a variety of topics.

Watch to see what Gilroy had to say, then share your comments below.

Oct 18 - 2:17pm