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Michael Karow Drafted 126th Overall in the 2017 NHL Draft

Karow was chosen by Arizona

Anaheim Ducks v Phoenix Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Incoming Boston College defender Michael Karow has been selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Karow, who was chosen in the 5th round, joins one former Eagle in the Coyotes organization - Joe Whitney plays for the Tucson Roadrunners in the AHL. He has steadily risen up in the draft rankings over the past year, and could be a good get for the Coyotes as he benefits from the structure of NCAA hockey.

Karow spent the 2016-17 season with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL. He is a hard working defender that has shown improvement over the past few seasons. Karow had 21 regular season points for the Phantoms this past season, including 4 goals. He also scored 1 goal during the post-season. Karow could make an early impact on BC’s team in the fall, as the Eagles have a fairly young defensive corps. His ability to play strong defensive while occasionally contributing to the offense will be a big plus for BC.

Congrats to Karow on being drafted by the Coyotes!