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Prospects Profile: Adam Lowry

Wednesday, 18.01.2012 / 11:00 AM / Feature
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content

Adam LowrySome might say that Jets’ prospect Adam Lowry has some big shoes to fill.

The 6-foot-4, 18-year-old is the son of former NHLer, and current assistant coach of the Calgary Flames, Dave Lowry. Dave played 1084 NHL games with Vancouver, St. Louis, San Jose, Florida and Calgary.  What better advice can you take than from your father?

“It’s been huge advice,” said Lowry. “He said that you have to do what makes you successful. You can’t change what kind of player you are, even at this level.  You have to realize what role you’re going to play, and play to the best of your ability.”

The Calgary, AB native plays for Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League. Two years ago, in his rookie season, he led his team with 34 points in 61 games and was named WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year.

“It’s been a great place,” said Lowry of Swift Current. “Under the guidance of (GM and Head Coach of the Broncos) Mark Lam, I’ve kind of been able to develop at my own pace.

“Coming in as a 16-year-old he said, ‘we’re not going to put you in any situation that you’re not going to succeed,’ I think that’s really allowed me to keep my confidence over the last couple years. He’s given me a great opportunity and given me the ball and let me run with it.”

In the 2010-11 season, Lowry improved to 45 points in 65 games. The 187-pound winger was rewarded for his development by being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 3rd round (67th overall), at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Lowry attended his first NHL rookie camp and Jets’ training camp this fall.

“It was definitely a new experience that I enjoyed a lot,” said Lowry. “I enjoyed my time in Penticton at the Young Stars Tournament and as the games went on I got more and more comfortable, and each day at camp was the same story. Coming into Winnipeg I wanted to be able to leave a pretty good impression, and I think I was able to do that.”

The feisty forward describes his style of play as a two-way power forward just needing a little bit of time for development.

“I like to crash and bang, play physical and play along the boards,” he said. “I’m not the flashiest player by any means but I think I can put the puck in the net when I’m around it.”

Lowry was re-assigned to the Broncos for the 2011-12 season to continue to develop his game.

“I know it’s my foot speed and my strength, “ said Lowry. “Those are the areas that I need to work on if I’m going to make the jump to the next level. It’s constant work everyday. I think as I get a little bigger and a little stronger that it’s going to start to come.


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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01