Kevin Lowe is a former ice hockey player and coach from Canada. He is also the Vice Chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group and previously worked as General manager and Head Coach for Edmonton Oilers. He played in the defenceman position for New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers for many years.
His full name is Kevin Hugh Lowe. As a player, he had a lengthy career which started in 1979 and he continued till 1998. After that, he worked as a Coach for Edmonton Oilers for few years. He also represented the National Team of Canada for many tournaments.
Kevin Lowe won several tournaments in his career and was also inducted into the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2021. He was also conferred with the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 1990. He is well known for winning the Stanley Cup six times in his career.
Kevin Lowe was born on the 15th of April 1959 in Lachute region of Quebec, Canada. Kevin Lowe’s current age is 63 years.
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Kevin Lowe belongs to a family of sportsmen in Canada. He completed his primary education from his hometown and started playing hockey when he was in school. He later joined the junior level team when he was in college and performed well in many tournaments. This got him a chance to play at the NHL league.
At the NHL tournaments, he mostly played for the Oilers for most part of his career. For a few years, he also played for New York Rangers. As a player, he played for 1254 regular games in his career with a score of 84-347-431 and had 1498 penalty minutes. In the playoff games category, he played for 214 games and had a score of 10-48-58 with 192 penalty minutes.
He played from 1979 till 1998 and later turned Coach. He worked as a coach for about 2 years and later moved to administrative positions. He also assisted the national team of Canada for many tournaments.
Kevin Lowe hails from a family of sportsmen. His elder brother Ken Lowe worked for Edmonton Oilers as the Head Medical Trainer. Another relative of Kevin Lowe is Melissa Lowe who is a bobsleigh athlete in Canada. There is not much information about his parents.
Girlfriend, Wife and Relationships
Kevin Lowe is married to Karen Percy who is an Olympic athlete from Canada and has two children. His elder son Shane Fennessey is a filmmaker in Canada and his younger son Keegan Lowe is a defenceman for Bakersfield Condors. Kevin stays with his wife in Canada and his children are married.
Kevin Lowe looks very handsome. He stands tall at 6.2 feet and weighs around 90 kgs. He maintains short hair and a clean shaven face most of the time. He is usually seen in formal costumes outside the field. He is still very fit and strong at the age of 63 and goes to the gym to maintain his physique.
Kevin Lowe started his career at an early age of 17 when he played for Quebec Remparts in 1976. He continued to play at the junior level for the next few years and was also named as the first English speaking captain of the team. In 1979, he was drafted 21st overall into the NHL by Edmonton Oilers which happened to be the first draft selection for the team at NHL. He started off well at the NHL and played the full 13 seasons for the Oilers. Among them, he managed to win five Stanley Cups for the team.
In 1991, he was named Captain and Oilers managed to finish the season with 36-34-10 record. He was later traded with New York Rangers in 1992 as a restricted free-agent. He played well for the new team and won the 1994 Stanley Cup which was the sixth in his career.
He again joined Oilers as a free agent in 1996. However, in 1998, he suffered an inner ear infection and this affected his balance. He was forced to retire due to this problem in 1998. However, he still continued his association with Oilers and worked as an assistant coach. In the year 1999, he became the head coach. As a coach, he managed to pull off 32 victories from 82 games for the team.
Kevin Lowe later took up administrative jobs with Oilers and became the General Manager in 2000. He was also appointed as Executive VP for Oilers and worked in that position till 2008. After that, he became the President of Hockey Operations.
He has also assisted the National Hockey teams of Canada and was part of the management team when Canada won Gold Medal at 2002 Winter Olympics. He was also the manager for the World Cup team in 2004. In 2005, a trophy was created in his name, Kevin Lowe Trophy which is given every year to best defensive defenceman in QMJHL.
The net worth of Kevin Lowe is around $4 million. As a player, he has worked for nearly 20 years and also worked as a coach for few years. He has made good money through contracts and prize money in his lengthy career. He owns several luxury cars and villas in Canada.
Facts and Information
Kevin Lowe is known for his dedication to the game and his team. In 1988, he had a broken wrist but still played with full cast for the Stanley Cup. His team won the Stanley Cup in that year.
When Kevin was drafted into the NHL in 1979, he was also the first English speaking captain of the team. He was also considered as one of the top captains of Oilers.
When Kevin Lowe played for New York Rangers in 1994 Stanley Cup, there were six other players who were from Oilers including Kevin.
Kevin Lowe has played in 1037 regular games and 172 playoff games for the Oilers. This is the highest for any player in the Oilers history.