Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed college free agent defenseman Gavin Bayreuther. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bayreuther, 22, led St. Lawrence University (ECAC) with 21 assists and 29 points (8-21=29) in 30 games during his senior campaign. He also finished the season tied for fifth among all ECAC defensemen with 17 points (4-13=17) in 20 conference matchups, while his 13 assists against ECAC clubs was tied for eighth among conference blueliners.
Bayreuther spent four seasons with St. Lawrence, recording 111 points (35-76=111) in 142 career NCAA games. He was named the co-winner of the ECAC Rookie of the Year award during his freshman season in 2013-14, while also earning first-team all ECAC honors, an ECAC all-tournament selection and was named second team All American during his junior season in 2015-16.
"Head coach Mark Morris and his staff at St. Lawrence University have done a tremendous job developing Gavin's game," said Nill. "Gavin is a smart player with a great hockey sense who is able to create offense from the back end and we look forward to him continuing his development at the professional level."
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Canaan, N.H. was originally undrafted.
Photo credit: Tara Freeman, St. Lawrence University