Texas Stars Bring Back Michael Karow on AHL Contract

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The Stars announced Tuesday that they have signed defenseman Michael Karow to an AHL contract for 2022-23. The blue liner ended the season with Texas on an ATO after completing his collegiate career at Michigan Tech.

Karow was originally drafted by Arizona in the 2017 draft, and Texas had to wait until Monday for his rights with Arizona to expire before signing him.

He has already knocked off several AHL firsts with his short stint in Texas last year with his first goal and assist coming in the same game. That goal was also a game-winner.

Here's the release:

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Tuesday the club signed defenseman Michael Karow to a one-year AHL contract through the 2022-23 season.

Karow, 23, appeared in 13 regular season games and two playoff games for Texas on an amateur tryout in 2021-22, after finishing his final college season at Michigan Tech. He scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in his professional debut April 1 at Grand Rapids, finishing the season with five points (1-4=5) and a +3 rating.

Prior to attending Michigan Tech for a fifth college season, Karow played four years at Boston College, where he helped the Eagles to three Hockey East Conference Championships. 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.