Texas Stars Add Their First ATO, Jerad Rosburg

(Credit: Michigan State University)
It's March, which means it's ATO season. The Stars signed their first amateur tryout today, Jerad Rosburg, a defenseman out of Michigan State. Amateur tryouts can play out the rest of the season in the AHL after their amateur seasons are over. Rosburg also happens to have signed an ELC for next year with Dallas.

Texas has its top seven defensemen set right now, but you also don't sign ATOs to not play at least a few games. Unless Texas is very high on Rosburg, I would imagine he comes in under an 11-7 alignment only.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jerad Rosburg to a one-year, entry-level contract. Rosburg will report to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

Rosburg, 23, registered an NCAA career-high 17 points (4-13=17) in 36 games in his senior season at Michigan State University. Rosburg finished second among team defensemen and third among all Michigan State skaters with 13 assists this season, while he also ranked second among team blueliners with 17 points.

Rosburg amassed 55 points (12-43=55) in 141 career NCAA contests in his four seasons with Michigan State. Prior to his time with Michigan State, the defenseman spent two seasons in the USHL, recording 12 points (4-8=12) in 57 games with Cedar Rapids and Sioux City.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Clarksville, Md. was originally undrafted.