Keegan Lowe
Keegan Lowe
Hurricanes - Defenseman
NUMBER: 45
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 195
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 03/29/1993
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Greenwich, CT, USA
DRAFTED: CAR: 2011-73 overall
2012-13 SEASON
Set WHL career highs in goals (15), points (31) and penalty minutes (148) in 64 games with the Oil Kings… Was named to the WHL East Second All-Star Team… Led the team and ranked second among WHL defensemen and sixth among WHL skaters in penalty minutes (148)… Was tied for first among Oil Kings skaters and was tied for eighth among WHL blueliners in plus/minus (+38)… Led Edmonton defensemen and was tied for ninth among WHL defensemen in goals (15)… Had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, fight) in the season opener vs. Kootenay (9/20)… Earned four multi-assist games… Had his first career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies vs. Brandon (12/31)… Registered a four-game point streak from 1/17-1/22 (0g, 4a)… Totaled one goal and seven assists (8 points) and was plus-10 in 22 playoff games as Edmonton advanced to the WHL Final before falling to Portland in six games.

CAREER
Was selected by Carolina in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft and signed to a threeyear, entry-level contract on 3/14/13… Totaled 92 points (22g, 70a) and 470 penalty minutes in 276 career regular-season games with Edmonton in the Western Hockey League (WHL)… Participated in the 2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp in Toronto… Represented the United States at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, appearing in five games… His father, Kevin, played 19 NHL seasons as a defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers, and was a six-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time NHL All-Star… Kevin currently serves as President of Hockey Operations for the Oilers… Keegan’s mother, Karen Percy, was a two-time bronze-medalist in Alpine skiing for Canada at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary… Played two seasons of prep hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary’s prior to beginning his major junior career with Edmonton (WHL)… Totaled 14 points (2g, 12a) in 69 games during his rookie season with the Oil Kings… Made his WHL debut vs. Calgary (9/19/09)… Earned his first WHL point with an assist at Kootenay (9/23/09) and his first WHL goal at Brandon (12/12/09)… Was third among Edmonton Oil Kings defensemen in scoring with 24 points (2g, 22a) in 71 games during his second WHL season in 2010-11… Led all Oil Kings skaters and was ninth among WHL defensemen in plus/minus (+33) in 2010-11… Scored one goal in four playoff games as Edmonton was swept by Red Deer in the first round of the 2011 playoffs… Had 23 points (3g, 20a) and a plus-17 rating in 72 games for Edmonton in 2011-12, helping the Oil Kings win 50 games and capture the regular season conference title… Led the team in penalty minutes (139)… Played in all 20 of the Oil Kings’ 2012 playoff games, totaling seven points (3g, 4a) and 44 penalty minutes… Edmonton finished the regular season on an 11-game winning streak, and carried the streak through its first 14 playoff games, ultimately topping Portland in seven games to win the 2012 WHL championship… Scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 vs. Kootenay (3/25/12)… Scored one goal in four games during the 2012 Memorial Cup, as Edmonton beat host and eventual champion Shawinigan before dropping three consecutive games.