Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Lowry
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Dave Lowry played junior with the London Knights of the OHL. He was taken 114th overall by the Vancouver Canucks at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft and returned to play two more years of junior. After scoring 60 goals in 1984-85, Lowry was voted on to the league's First All-Star Team.

The industrious winger was a regular his first two years in the league but spent two-thirds of the 1987-88 season in the AHL with the Fredericton Express. In September 1988, Lowry was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he fit in well for four and a half years. During his time in St. Louis, Lowry played with grit and registered consecutive 19-goal seasons and spent part of his first season with the team's IHL affiliate in Peoria.

Prior to the 1993-94 season, Lowry was claimed by the Florida Panthers in the Expansion Draft. He scored 15 goals and worked tirelessly up and down his wing while helping the Panthers set an NHL record for a first year club with 83 points. Two years later, he scored ten goals in the post-season when Florida marched all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.

In November 1997, the hard-working forward was traded to the San Jose Sharks where he battled for every inch of ice and saw duty on both specialty teams. He missed much of the 1999-00 season due to shoulder injury before signing as a free agent with the Calgary Flames. Lowry scored 18 goals for the Flames as the team pushed hard for a playoff postion all year. He also took over as the club's captain for the retired Steve Smith in 2000-01.

Lowry would play his 1,000th NHL game in 2001-02 and an injury plagued 2002-03 season limited him to 34 games in Calgary while spending some time with the team's AHL affiliate in Saint John. In 2003-04, Lowry returned to Calgary's lineup and was a team leader both on and off the ice, as the Flames reached the Stanley Cup final, only to lose in a hard-fought seven game series to the Tampa Bay Lightning. After the Flames magical run to the Cup final, Lowry retired from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Nepean Midget Raiders ODMHA 60 50 64 114 46
1982-83 London Knights OHL 42 11 16 27 48 3 0 0 0 14
1983-84 London Knights OHL 66 29 47 76 125 8 6 6 12 41
1984-85 London Knights OHL 61 60 60 120 94 8 6 5 11 10
1985-86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 10 8 18 143 -21 3 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 8 10 18 176 -23
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 22 1 3 4 38 -2
1987-88 Fredericton Express AHL 46 18 27 45 59 14 7 3 10 72
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 21 3 3 6 11 +1 10 0 5 5 4
1988-89 Peoria Rivermen IHL 58 31 35 66 45
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 19 6 25 75 +1 12 2 1 3 39
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 19 21 40 168 +19 13 1 4 5 35
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 7 13 20 77 -11 6 0 1 1 20
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 58 5 8 13 101 -18 11 2 0 2 14
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 80 15 22 37 64 -4
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 45 10 10 20 25 -3
1995-96 Florida Panthers NHL 63 10 14 24 36 -2 22 10 7 17 39
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL 77 15 14 29 51 +2 5 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -1
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 50 4 4 8 51 0 6 0 0 0 18
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 61 6 9 15 24 -5 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 32 1 4 5 18 +1 12 1 2 3 6
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 79 18 17 35 47 -2
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 62 7 6 13 51 -20
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 34 5 14 19 22 +4
2002-03 Saint John Flames AHL 22 3 6 9 16 +3
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 18 1 1 2 11 -6 10 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 1084 164 187 351 1191 111 16 20 36 181


OHL First All-Star Team (1985) Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver for Ernie Vargas, September 29, 1988. Claimed by Florida from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to San Jose by Florida with Florida's 1st round pick (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Vincent Lecavalier) in 1998 NHL Draft for Viktor Kozlov and Florida's 5th round pick (previously acquired, Florida selected Jaroslav Spacek) in 1998 NHL Draft, November 13, 1997.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 24, 2000.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to abdominal injury vs. NY Islanders, January 6, 2004.
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