Texas Stars Acquire Anthony Louis in Attempt to Break Out of Losing Streak

Anthony Louis (Credit: Charlotte Checkers)

The Texas Stars have made a trade to attempt to shake up their eleven-game losing streak. Texas has acquired center Anthony Louis from Charlotte in exchange for future considerations. Louis is a third year pro. He played two years in Rockford, collecting 78 points in 144 games. That cumulative total led all IceHogs during the two season stretch. He's hit a cold streak in North Carolina though with just one goal in eight games.

This is a future considerations trade, which usually amounts to nothing in the AHL. Louis is on an AHL contract signed in the offseason after he was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks.  The acquisition also helps to add color as to why Texas felt ready to part ways with PTO forward Conner Bleackley earlier today. Texas hits the ice again on Friday in San Antonio.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today that they have acquired center Anthony Louis from the Charlotte Checkers in exchange for future considerations.

Louis, 24, is in his third pro season and joined the Checkers during the offseason after playing the previous two years with the Rockford IceHogs. Louis has scored one goal in eight games with the Checkers this season. In 2018-19, he was third on the IceHogs with 34 points (12-22=34) in 74 games and led the team during his rookie season with 44 points (14-30=44) in 70 AHL games.

The 5-foot-7, 151-pound forward from Winfield, Illinois has played 165 AHL games and earned 82 points (28-54-82) in his career. Prior to turning pro, Louis played four seasons at Miami University from 2013 to 2017 and earned 126 points (46-80=126) in 145 games. He led his alma mater in scoring during his junior and senior seasons and was selected in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round.