St. Lawrence University senior Greg Carey has been selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award for the second straight year and was tabbed as a first-team ECAC Hockey All Star. He was joined on the All Star squad by freshman defenseman Gavin Bayreuther, while his younger brother Matt joined Bayreuther on the All Rookie Team.
Carey, who signed a professional contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday and is expected to make his professional debut with the Portland Pirates on March 23, becomes the first two-time Hobey Baker finalist in Saint program history. He earned first-team ECAC All Star honors for the second straight season.
Also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, Carey led the ECAC in scoring for the second straight year and becomes the first player since 1999 to lead the nation in goals one year and in assists the next. Currently the third leading scorer in college hockey with 57 points on 18 goals and 39 assists, he averaged 1.03 assists per game as a senior.A 2013 second-team All America, he is likely to repeat as All America as a senior, becoming the first two-time All America for the Saints since Pete Lappin and Hank Lammens in 1988. He is also a finalist for ECAC Player of the Year, an award which will be announced Friday.
Bayreuther is the second freshman in Saint hockey history to earn all league honors in his rookie season
Bayreuther finished his rookie season with nine goals and 27 assists for 36 points and through the ECAC quarterfinals was second nationally in points per game by defensemen at 0.99 and sixth among rookies in that category. He was 10th overall in points among all ECAC players, second in assists, third in power play points and first in scoring by defensemen and third among all rookies in overall scoring among league players.
Matt Carey finished fourth among rookies in scoring overall among ECAC players and was second in goals, He was also second in power play points, tied for sixth in points overall and tied for fourth in goals. He was twice named ECAC Rookie of the Week. The Chicago Blackhawks announced his professional signing late Thursday afternoon.
Greg Carey finished his Saint career as the first player in program history to lead the team in scoring in four consecutive seasons and is the first back-to-back 50-point scorer since Burke Murphy in 1995 and 1996. He finished his Saint career with 85 goals and 101 assists for 185 total points in 152 games. He ranks tied for third in all-time goals, tied for seventh in all-time assists and tied for second in career points.
Also an outstanding student, Carey is a finalist for ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year and is a four-time ECAC All Academic selection.
The Hobey Baker "Hat Trick"….the top three finalists for the award, will be announced April 2 and the award winner will be announced on April 11.