Miami University hockey player signs with Chicago Blackhawks

Miami University senior forward Anthony Louis is moving up from the RedHawks to the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, where he signed an entry-level deal.

Louis, who posted 126 points at Miami, was drafted in the sixth round, and 181st overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Winfield, Ill., resident will report to the IceHogs, the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford, Ill., to finish their season.

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In his four years, Louis finished 20th in Miami history with 126 career points on 46 goals and 80 assists.

He led the RedHawks as a senior with a career-high 39 points on 14 goals and 25 assists. The goals total also was his career best. He was a First-Team All-National Collegiate Hockey Conference selection and is a finalist for NCHC Forward of the Year.

At Miami, the sport leadership and management major helped the RedHawks claim the NCHC Tournament title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament during the 2014-15 campaign. His 39 points this season ranked him third in the NCHC.

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