The Blackhawks have signed a second college prospect from their 2013 draft class to his two-year, entry-level contract.
Louis, 22, was a sixth round pick (#181 overall) by the Hawks in the 2013 NHL Draft.
In four years at Miami (Ohio), Louis scored 46 goals and 80 assists in 145 games. He was an alternate captain for Miami this season. Louis is listed at 5-8 and 160 pounds, is a left-handed shot and has played left wing and center. He was named First Team All-NCHC and is a finalist for NCHC Forward of the Year.
Louis’ contract will begin with the 2017-18 season, unlike John Hayden who will join the Blackhawks on the road this week and could play in a game on the upcoming trip.
Vinnie Hinostroza was excited to see Louis signed.
— Vinnie Hinostroza (@Hinostroza12) March 13, 2017