Staff Profile

Kevin Lowe
Assistant Director, Canadian Olympic Hockey 2002

International

- Member of Team Canada at the 1982 World Championship

- Member of Team Canada that won the 1984 Canada Cup

Coaching/Management Background

- Named Edmonton's General Manager on June 9, 2000

- Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers in 1999-2000. During this season behind the Edmonton bench, Lowe guided the Oilers to a second place finish in the Northwest Division with a 32-34-16-8 record, only eight points behind the first place Colorado Avalanche, and a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

- Retired as a player on July 30, 1998 and joined the coaching ranks as he served as an assistant coach with Ron Low's Edmonton staff in 1998-99

Playing Background

- Won six Stanley Cup Championships ? five with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990) and one with the New York Rangers (1994)

- Played in seven NHL All-Star Games (1984-86, 1988-90, 1993)

- Was the Oilers' first-ever draft pick when he was selected 21st overall in the 1979 NHL Amateur Draft on August 9, 1979

- Played 19 seasons in the NHL, with 1,254 regular season games and 214 playoff games

- During his 15 seasons with the Edmonton, the Oilers never failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Lowe in the lineup. In fact, Lowe only missed post-season play once in his 19 year career (NYR ? 1992-93)

- Scored the first goal in Oiler team history as he beat Tony Esposito at 9:49 of the first period in Edmonton's first NHL game on October 10, 1979 at Chicago Stadium

- Holds the Oilers' record for most games played in both the regular season (1,037) and playoffs (172)

- One of only 27 players in NHL history to have played in 1,000 games with one team. His 1,254 career NHL games ranks him 26th on the league's all-time list

- Ranks among Edmonton's all-time leaders - seventh in assists (309), eighth in points (383) and third in penalty minutes (1,236)

- He became the fifth captain in Oilers' history in 1990-91, fulfilling the promise of his junior career which saw him named the only Anglo-Canadian captain of the Quebec Remparts

Personal

- Lowe and his wife Karen, a two-time Olympic bronze medal winner for Canada at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, have three daughters - Devyn, Darby and Karly - and a son, Keegan

- In 1990, Lowe became the only player to win the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and the Budweiser/NHL Man - of - the - Year Award in the same season. Both awards are presented for leadership qualities and humanitarian contributions

- His work with the Edmonton Christmas Bureau has set the standard for the Oilers' commitment to community involvement

- Birthdate: April 15, 1959