Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs announced today that they have signed forward Anthony Louis to an amateur tryout contract (ATO). Louis has also agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year contract that begins next season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign.
Louis, 22, recently finished his senior season at Miami University (Ohio) where he led the team in points (39) and assists (25) while tying for the team lead in goals (14) in 36 games. His 39 points ranked him third in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and he established career high marks in both points and goals. Louis was the recipient of Miami’s Dr. Phillip Shriver Rookie of the Year award in 2013-14 after posting 12g-13a-25pts in 36 appearances.
A native of Winfield, Ill., Louis finished his four-year career at Miami (2013-17) with 46g-80a-126pts in 145 games. Prior to joining the RedHawks, he won four state championships (eight in total) with both the Chicago Mission and Team Illinois.
Louis was drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.
Next Home Game: Tuesday, March 14 vs. Milwaukee Admirals, 7 p.m. The IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center for a Fas Fuel Winning Weekdays and WXRX Dollar Days game against the Manitoba Moose. Fans can take advantage of $2 beers, soft drinks, hot dogs and companion tickets, and one lucky fan will also win a $50 gas card, courtesy of Fas Fuel.