The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Anthony Louis on a two-year contract that begins next season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign. He will report to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.
Louis, a native of Winfield, Illinois, recently completed his senior season at Miami University by posting career highs with 14 goals and 39 points in 36 games. His 25 assists were fourth and his 39 points third in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. After skating in 36 games as a freshman and finishing fifth on the RedHawks with 25 points on 12 goals and 13 helpers, Louis received Miami's Dr. Phillip Shriver Rookie of the Year award.
In four seasons at Miami, the 22-year-old totaled 46 goals and 80 assists in 145 career games. Prior to enrolling at Miami, he won four state championships with both the Chicago Mission and Team Illinois, totaling eight. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.