The Texas Stars, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Dallas Stars, have recalled defenseman Zack Kamrass from the ECHL‘s Idaho Steelheads.
Kamrass is in his second year as a professional hockey player. This season, the defenseman has 16 points (3g, 13a) with 14 penalty minutes and a minus-two over 37 games for the Steelheads.
Last year, Kamrass skated in six games for Idaho where he tallied his first professional goal and posted five points (2g, 3a). He signed a deal with Texas this offseason.
This marks Zack’s first trip to the AHL during the regular season.
Prior to joining the Steelheads, Kamrass spent four years with UMass Lowell from 2011-2015. In 147 games, he tallied 64 points (13g, 51a) with 62 penalty minutes and plus-34 rating. His best season came this past year when he scored 23 points (8g, 15a), while serving as the team captain.
During his time at UMass Lowell, Kamrass captured a Hockey East regular season title (2013), three Hockey East finals appearances (2013, 2014, 2015), back-to-back Hockey East Championship titles (2013, 2014), three NCAA tournament appearances (2012, 2013, 2014) and one Frozen Four appearance (2013).
The Atlanta, Georgia native spent two years with the Sioux City Stampede of the United States Hockey League (USHL) prior to joining the River Hawks. In 110 games with the Stampede, Kamrass tallied 40 points (6g, 34a).
The Stars play their home games at the Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas. The arena seats 6,863 for hockey games.
Zack’s younger brother Jake Kamrass joined the UMass Lowell River Hawks last year and will continue the Kamrass legacy in Lowell.