Lowry, Dave

Left Wing  L. 6'1" 200 lbs.
2/14/1965 Sudbury, Ontario



Vancouver's 6th, 114th overall, in 1983. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Lowry played junior with the London Knights of the OHL. He was taken 114th overall by the Vancouver Canucks at the 1983 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 in his first two years in the league but spent two-thirds of the 1987-88 season in the AHL. In September 1988, he 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.

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 1999-2000 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 position all year. He also took over as the club's captain for the retired Steve Smith in 2000-01.

Lowry played his 1,000th game in 2000-01. He also played an injury plagued 2002-03 season, which limited him to 34 games in Calgary. During this period, he spent some time with the team's AHL affiliate in Saint John.

Player Notes
OHL First All-Star Team (1985). Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver for Ernie Vargas, September 29th, 1988. Claimed by Florida from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 24th, 1993. Traded to San Jose by Florida with Florida's 1st round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Vincent Lecavalier) for Viktor Kozlov and Florida's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Jaroslav Spacek) in 1998 Entry Draft, November 13th, 1997. Missed majority of 1999-2000 season recovering from shoulder injury suffered in game vs. Montreal, November 23rd, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 24th, 2000.

Awards and Trophies
Prince of Wales Trophy  1995-96