MINNEAPOLIS – The postseason accolades keep rolling in for Miami hockey senior forward Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill./USANTDP (USHL)) as he was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Forward of the Year in the league’s postseason awards banquet on Thursday evening.
Louis led the RedHawks with a career-high 39 points on 14 goals and 25 assists this season. Entering this weekend’s Frozen Faceoff, his point total ranks third among all NCHC skaters. In NCHC play, Louis ranked third in the league with 27 points (8g, 19a) in 24 league games. He put up 10 multi-point games and registered at least one point in 27 of the team’s 36 contests this season, recording a career-high eight-game point streak from Dec. 9-Jan. 20.
Over his four-year career, Louis tied for 20th in school history with 126 career points on 46 goals and 80 assists. He was named a First-Team All-NCHC performer for the first time in his career this season while capturing his first postseason specialty award. This marks the second-straight season a Miami player earned a postseason award from the NCHC as Sean Kuraly claimed the Defensive Forward of the Year honor in 2015-16.
Louis, a sixth-round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, signed an entry-level deal with the Blackhawks this week and is expected to make his AHL debut with Rockford this weekend.