AXS Sports is in the process of profiling 25 Los Angeles Kings players and coaches prior to the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season. In the 23rd part of the series, it is time to profile Kings assistant coach Dave Lowry.
Lowry was named the assistant coach of the Kings on May 30, 2017. He was hired to work under Kings head coach John Stevens.
From 2012-2017, Lowry was the head coach of the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. In each of his five seasons in Victoria, Lowry had a winning record and helped the Royals reach the WHL playoffs. Lowry also was the head coach of the Calgary Hitmen for the 2008-09 WHL regular season.
Lowry also coached six other seasons in Calgary. He was an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames from 2009-2012, an assistant coach for the Hitmen from 2005-2007 and an associate coach for the Hitmen from 2007-08.
As a player, Lowry played 19 seasons in the NHL as a left wing with the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames. He had 164 goals and 187 assists for 351 points in 1084 regular season games. Lowry's finest offensive season was with the Blues in 1990-91 when he set career highs in goals (19) and points (40).
Dave Lowry's son Adam is a center for the Winnipeg Jets. His other son Joel, was drafted in the fifth round, 140th overall, by the Kings in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.