Texas Stars Add First ATO of the Season, Defenseman Michael Karow

(Credit: CCHA)

If it's March in Cedar Park, you can almost always bet that someone from the Upper Peninsula is making their way to the Texas Stars on an ATO. This year is no exception as Texas announced today that they have signed defenseman Michael Karow to an amateur tryout.

Karow was previously at Boston College before transferring to Michigan Tech for his final season. Current Stars forward Joel L'Esperance also went to Michigan Tech.

Here's the release:

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today the club signed defenseman Michael Karow to an amateur tryout agreement.

Karow, 23, played his final college season at Michigan Tech in 2021-22 after spending his first four years at Boston College. The defenseman compiled 10 points (2-8=10) in 37 games and helped the Huskies reach the NCAA Tournament, before their season ended in a 3-0 loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the Regional Semifinals last week.

A three-time Hockey East Conference Champion while at Boston College, Karow was an assistant captain for the Eagles as a senior in 2020-21, before transferring to Michigan Tech for a fifth college season. He finished his NCAA career with 25 points (3-22=25) and a +27 rating in 168 games.

The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Green Bay, Wisconsin was originally selected by Arizona in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.