Off the Radar: Saints' Bayreuther using NCAA stage to improve draft ranking
The NCAA narrative begins early for most players planning to play collegiate hockey. By Grade 10 the player is being actively recruited and generally takes the next year or two to choose the school they feel will be best suited to their needs. The top recruits – the ones with NHL interest – are typically selected in the NHL Draft prior to even suiting up for their school of choice.
And then there’s the less common late bloomers. Just five players were selected out of the NCAA in last June’s draft. St. Lawrence University’s freshman defenseman Gavin Bayreuther is hoping to be one of the few selected this year.… read more