David John Lowry (born February 14, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL). He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1985 to 2004.
February 14, 1965|
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
110th overall, 1983|
Lowry's sons, Adam and Joel, were drafted by the Winnipeg Jets and the Los Angeles Kings, respectively. Adam currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League (NHL). Joel played for the Cornell Big Red in ECAC Hockey for four seasons, and is currently playing for the Springfield Thunderbirds, while under contract to the Florida Panthers.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Ottawa, Dave Lowry was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 6th round, 110th overall, in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before joining the Canucks for the start of the 1985–86 NHL season. In Vancouver, he played for three seasons with only spending part of the 1987–88 season in the minors for the Fredericton Express of the American Hockey League (AHL). On 29 September 1988, just prior to the start of the 1988–89 NHL season, Lowry was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Ernie Vargas.
After spending most of the 1988–89 season with the Peoria Rivermen of the International Hockey League (IHL), Lowry joined the Blues for the last 21 games of the season including ten more games in the playoffs. Lowry stayed with St. Louis until the end of the 1992–93 NHL season. Dave Lowry was never much of an offensive threat as his highest goal total was 19, which he did twice, both times with the Blues, and his highest point total was 40, which was also with the Blues. Before he retired, he managed to play over 1000 NHL games.
Dave Lowry was drafted in the expansion draft by the Florida Panthers before the 1993–94 NHL season. Lowry had his best years in Florida. Perhaps he is most famous for being on the runner up team in 1995–96. He would be given the nickname Mr. Playoff as he scored ten goals during the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After five seasons in Florida, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks near the beginning of the 1997–98 season along with a first round pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (Vincent Lecavalier) for Viktor Kozlov and a fifth round pick (Jaroslav Špaček) also in the 1998 draft.
After only three seasons in San Jose, Lowry went to the Calgary Flames for the 2000–01 season where he played out his last four seasons, with the exception of a brief stint with the Saint John Flames of the AHL. In his last NHL season, he played only 18 games in the regular season acquiring one goal and one assist. In the playoffs, though, he played 10 games in Calgary's improbable Stanley Cup run of 2004 that ended in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After retiring as a player, Lowry began coaching, joining the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen as an assistant coach in 2005. Lowry was promoted to associate coach in 2007, and named the head coach of the Hitmen in 2008, succeeding Kelly Kisio. After one season as head coach for the Hitmen, Lowry joined the Calgary Flames in the NHL as an assistant coach beginning in 2009, where he served for three seasons.
On May 30, 2017, Lowry was hired as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. After two seasons with the Kings, he returned to the WHL as the head coach of the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1981–82||Nepean Raiders Midget AAA||OEMHL||60||50||64||114||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||21||3||3||6||11||10||0||5||5||4|
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||19||6||25||75||12||2||1||3||39|
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||79||19||21||40||168||13||1||4||5||35|
|1991–92||St. Louis Blues||NHL||75||7||13||20||77||6||0||1||1||20|
|1992–93||St. Louis Blues||NHL||58||5||8||13||101||11||2||0||2||14|
|1997–98||San Jose Sharks||NHL||50||4||4||8||51||6||0||0||0||18|
|1998–99||San Jose Sharks||NHL||61||6||9||15||24||1||0||0||0||0|
|1999–2000||San Jose Sharks||NHL||32||1||4||5||18||12||1||2||3||6|
|2002–03||Saint John Flames||AHL||22||3||6||9||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|Season||Team||League||Regular season||Post season|
|2008–09||Calgary Hitmen||WHL||72||59||9||3||1||122||1st in Central||Lost in WHL Championship (KEL)|
|2012–13||Victoria Royals||WHL||72||35||30||2||5||77||3rd in B.C.||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals (KAM)|
|2013–14||Victoria Royals||WHL||72||48||20||1||3||100||2nd in B.C.||Lost in Conference Semifinals (POR)|
|2014–15||Victoria Royals||WHL||72||39||29||3||1||82||2nd in B.C.||Lost in Conference Semifinals (KEL)|
|2015–16||Victoria Royals||WHL||72||50||16||3||3||106||1st in B.C.||Lost in Conference Semifinals (KEL)|
|2016–17||Victoria Royals||WHL||72||37||29||5||1||80||4th in B.C.||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals (EVT)|
|WHL totals||432||268||133||17||14||2 Division titles||35–29 in playoffs|
- "Hitmen name Lowry coach, Kisio general manager". Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-06-24.[dead link]
- "Royals Coach Dave Lowry Moves on to NHL". Canadian Hockey League. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
- "LA Kings Bolster Staff as Dave Lowry is Named Assistant Coach". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
- "Wheat Kings Name Dave Lowry Head Coach". OurSports Central. July 18, 2019.
| Calgary Flames captain
Note: Lowry was named captain in December 2000, upon the retirement of Steve Smith. He was later stripped of the captaincy in February 2002 (by coach Greg Gilbert, because of poor performance on ice), Craig Conroy and Bob Boughner were named co-captains.