Texas Stars Bring Back Anthony Louis

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The Texas Stars re-signed an important veteran forward for their 2021-22 campaign as they inked Anthony Louis to another AHL deal. He has totaled up 46 points in one cumulative season of work across two AHL seasons, both shortened by the pandemic.

Louis, who joined the team in a future considerations trade via Charlotte in 2019, is the most consistent point producer on the team since his arrival.

Here's the release: 

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced that winger Anthony Louis has re-signed with the team on an AHL contract for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

Louis, 26, will be entering his fifth professional season in October having played parts of the last two years in Cedar Park, totaling 46 points (20-26=46) in 73 games in a Stars jersey. In 35 games last year, Louis ranked fourth on the team with 26 points and was tied for third with 11 goals, scoring four on the power play. Texas originally acquired Louis from Charlotte on Nov. 20, 2019, and since he joined the roster, no Stars player has recorded more points.

The 5-foot-7, 165-pound forward previously logged two full years with Rockford, leading the club in scoring as a rookie with 44 points (14-30=44) in 2017-18 and helping the IceHogs to the Western Conference Final. In total, Louis has earned 128 points (48-80=128) in 238 career AHL games.

The 2013 sixth-round selection by the Chicago Blackhawks made his pro debut on Mar. 17, 2017, following a four-year collegiate career at Miami University. From 2013 to 2017, he played 145 games, produced 126 points (46-80=126) for the RedHawks and served as an alternate captain during his final season. Louis was a member of the United States National Team Development Program for two years before enrolling at his alma mater.