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ASU Hockey 6-foot-6 forward Louie Rowe becomes latest Sun Devil commit

ASU got a big recruit, both in talent and stature.

When recruits commit, words like "monster" and "huge" are thrown around frequently. With Louie Rowe, these words may never have been more accurate.

The first thing you notice about Rowe (no relation to fellow recruit Jack Rowe) is his size. Standing 6-foot-6, and weighing 228 pounds, he immediately becomes the biggest Sun Devil, and it's not close. Currently, Michael Cummings' 6-foot-3 frame is the tallest.

"I like to use my strength," Rowe said. "Using my big body, get pucks to the net, get to the dirty areas."

Rowe commits riding a 14-game point streak in which he has scored 15 of his 19 points this season (9-10-19) with a +15 rating in that time. He is the 10th player to commit to the Division I team.

"It's a great opportunity for me," Rowe said. "I get to go in and gain experience from my freshman year right off the bat."

Rowe is listed as a left winger on hockeydb.com but said he prefers right wing, yet will play any forward position. He also said while he has never made it as far West as Arizona, he isn't a complete stranger to the current team. He grew up playing with sophomore defenseman Alex Temby.

Coach Greg Powers preached his commitment to the Western leagues in the country, and Rowe is his fourth USHL player, following Ryan Stevens and Muskegon teammates Liam McGing and Jack Rowe.