Anthony Louis
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Anthony Louis

Hometown:

Winfield Illinois

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-02-10

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

5-7

Acquired:

6th round (181st overall), 2013

Weight:

145 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Anthony Louis was the leading scorer for Team Illinois’ U16 midget team. He scored 27 goals with 17 assists and 20 penalty minutes in 31 games.

2010-11: Louis had 60 points in 35 games skating for Team Illinois’ U16 team. He scored 33 goals with 27 assists and had 18 penalty minutes. Louis participated in USA Hockey’s Select 16 Camp in July and was invited to join the National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor. He was selected by Omaha in the fifth round (65th overall) of the 2011 USHL Futures Draft and was selected by London in the 13th round (251st overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: Louis joined USA Hockey’s NTDP in Ann Arbor and skated for both the U18 and U17 squads. He had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in seven regular season games for the U18 squad and scored 27 goals with 14 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 49 games for the U17 team. One of three players from the U17 team to play for the gold medal-winning USA squad at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship, he had 1 assist and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes in six games. In five games at the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge he scored 3 goals with 4 assists and 2 penalty minutes. In four games at the 2011 U17 Four Nations Tournament he scored 4 goals with 1 assist.

2012-13: Louis was the second-leading scorer for the NTDP’s U18 team in his second season in Ann Arbor. He scored 22 goals with 29 assists in 62 games and had 20 penalty minutes. Louis skated for the USA’s silver medal team at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship in Sochi, Russia. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games. The USA fell to Canada, 3-2, in the gold medal game. In November he committed to playing college hockey at Miami in 2014-15. Ranked 191st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, Louis was selected by Chicago in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Louis stepped right into the lineup for Miami University as an 18-year-old freshman; skating in 36 of 38 games in what was a rare losing season for the RedHawks. He scored 12 goals with 13 assists and was minus-3 with 10 penalty minutes. Louis scored 5 of his 12 goals on the Miami power play.The RedHawks failed to win 20 games for just the fourth time in coach Enrico Biasi’s 15-year tenure and the first time since 2004-05. After finishing last in the NCHC regular season, Miami swept first-place St. Cloud State and shutout North Dakota to reach the NCHC championship game, falling short of an automatic NCAA bid after falling to Denver, 4-3. Louis scored 4 goals with 2 assists in four tournament games and was named to the All-NCHC Tournament team.

2014-15: Louis was the fourth-leading scorer for Miami University — finishing second in assists to leading scorer Austin Czarnik with 27 assists — in his sophomore season. He skated for the USA U20 team in the 2015 World Juniors. Louis scored 9 goals and was +15 with 8 penalty minutes. The RedHawks finished second in the NCHC in the regular season and earned an NCAA tournament bid after defeating St. Cloud State, 3-2, in the NCHC tournament championship game. Louis scored 1 goal with 1 assist in in the wild 7-5 loss to Providence in the NCAA East Regional semifinal game. He had an even plus/minus with no points and 2 penalty minutes in five games for the USA at the WJC. The USA finished fifth, losing 3-2 to Russia in the quarterfinals.

Talent Analysis

Louis is a diminutive forward who continues to defy critics. He has a high level of skill and creativity with the puck and has been a productive player at every level he has played. He can use his speed to skate past defenders or make a quick move with the puck to gain position. Likely to be a scoring line forward or bust at the pro level, he has been one of the top playmakers for Miami University in his first two seasons with the RedHawks.

Future

Louis is in his junior season at Miami University in 2015-16 and is once again expected to be one of the leading scorers for the RedHawks. Playing both left wing and center at Miami, he has played in all situations despite his lack of stature. Louis' size will be an issue at the pro level but with his instincts, speed and skill level he compares favorably to other smaller players who have overcome a lack of stature.

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