St. Lawrence senior blueliner Gavin Bayreuther has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Texas Stars, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, according to the AHL club’s website. The New Hampshire native, who was never drafted by an NHL squad, concluded his college career last weekend with the Saints’ three-game ECAC quarterfinal defeat against Quinnipiac.Bayreuther tallied eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points in 30 games this year with SLU, and led the Saints in scoring for the second straight season despite missing seven contests due to injury. He recorded a career-high 27 assists and 36 points as a freshman in 2013-14, when he earned ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year recognition. He later notched a career-high 12 goals as a junior in 2015-16 when he was tabbed as both a First Team All-ECAC selection and an ECAC All-Tournament choice, and also earned Second Team All-America accolades.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound blueliner finished his four-year NCAA career with 35-76—111 points in 142 contests, including 13 power-play goals and seven game-winners, while also collecting 96 penalty minutes, according to USCHO.com.Bayreuther prepped at The Holderness School prior to enrolling at SLU and was also a USHL All-Rookie Team selection in junior hockey with the Fargo Force in 2012-13, per his Saints online biography. His 35 career goals set a new school record for Saints defensemen.