Dallas Stars Signing Gavin Bayreuther Joins Texas on ATO

The Texas Stars have signed their first ATO of the season. Gavin Bayreuther, a college free agent signing from St. Lawrence, has signed an ELC with Dallas and now joins Texas on an amateur tryout. Dallas was in it late and won thanks to some personal connections to the team via St. Lawrence. Sean Shapiro reported that Bayreuther's decision had a lot to do with the coaching staff in Texas, including Karl Taylor, who worked with his college coach in the Kings system. Morris, SLU's coach, was in Ontario while Taylor was in Reading.

Bayreuther will join Texas in Cleveland. He will wear #27.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Wednesday the team has signed rookie defenseman Gavin Bayreuther to an amateur tryout agreement.

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 (BAY-roo-ther) 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.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Canaan, N.H. was originally undrafted.