Saints men's hockey player Carey Co-Player of Year, Bayreuther Co-Rookie of Year in ECAC Hockey
St. Lawrence University senior wing Greg Carey has been named ECAC Hockey Co-Player of the Year and freshman defenseman Gavin Bayreuther has been named ECAC Hockey Co-Rookie of the Year voting by the league's coaches.
Carey, a two-time ECAC scoring champion and first-team all-league selection becomes the seventh Saint player to earn ECAC Player of the Year honors, sharing this year's award with Union defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, a junior. The Saint senior, a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and the Hobey Baker Award, was also a finalist for the ECAC-Student Athlete of the Year award. He is the first player in Saint hockey history to lead the team in scoring in four consecutive seasons and finished his collegiate career in the top three in point-scoring in Saint program history. He is the first Saint to be Player of the Year since Drew Bagnall in 2007.There has been only one other double winner of the Player of the Year honor since the inception of the award in 1962. Chris Higgins of Yale and David LeNeveu of Cornell shared the Player of the Year honors in 2003.
Bayreuther, who earlier became the first Saint freshman since Derek Gustafson to earn All-League honors in his rookie season, is the fifth Saint to win Rookie of the Year Honors and the first since Gustafson in 2000. He is co-winner with Quinnipiac forward Sam Anas.
Bayreuther led all ECAC defensemen in scoring in his rookie season and was among the nation's leaders among blueliners as well. He was a second-team All ECAC choice and was earlier named to the All Rookie Team.
There have been three other times that two players shared the Rookie of the Year award…1998 when teammates Eric Cole and Willie Mitchell of Clarkson were co-winners, 2004 with Brian Ihnacak of Brown and David McKee of Cornell, and 2007 with Sean Backman of Yale and Brandon Wong of Quinnipiac.