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Keegan Lowe
Keegan Lowe
Defenseman  - CAR
Number: 45
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 29, 1993  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Greenwich, CT, United States
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Drafted: CAR / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (73rd overall) PROSPECT BIO
2014-15 Season
Appeared in his first NHL season with Carolina, skating in two games on the NHL level… Had 11 points (2g, 9a) and 106 penalty minutes in 58 games on the American Hockey League (AHL) level for Charlotte… Had an AHL-career-high 20 penalty minutes at Oklahoma City (11/21)… Scored a goal, earned an assist and was named second star for Charlotte vs. Texas (1/4)… Named first star vs. Iowa (2/19) after earning a career-high three points with a goal and two assists in a 4-2 Checkers win… Received first NHL recall from Charlotte (AHL) on 4/8… Made his NHL debut at PHI (4/9), sparring twice with Vincent Lecavalier… Became the first player in franchise history to be assessed two fighting majors in his debut and the first NHL player since Chicago’s David Koci on 3/10/07… Reassigned to Charlotte on 4/12.

Career

Is in his third professional season… Had appeared in two games on the NHL level with the Hurricanes prior to 2015-16… Was selected by Carolina in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft and signed to a three-year, entry-level contract on 3/14/13… Entered the 2015-16 season with 23 points (4g, 19a) in 121 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte… 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 Vice Chair of the Oilers Entertainment Group… Keegan’s mother, Karen Percy, was a two-time bronze-medalist in Alpine skiing for Canada at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

2007-09:
Played two seasons of prep hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary’s prior to beginning his major junior career with Edmonton (WHL).

2009-10:
Totaled 14 points (2g, 12a) in 69 games during his rookie season with the Oil Kings… Made his WHL debut vs. Calgary (9/19)… Earned his first WHL point with an assist at Kootenay (9/23)… Netted his first WHL goal at Brandon (12/12).

2010-11:
Was third among Oil Kings defensemen in scoring with 24 points (2g, 22a) in 71 games during his second WHL season… Led all Oil Kings skaters and was ninth among WHL defensemen in plus/minus (+33), despite registering a (-8) rating in September and October… Was second on the team in penalty minutes (123) and sixth in assists (22)… Netted his first goal of the season and added an assist vs. Regina (1/8)… Had a four-game point streak from 1/8-1/15 (1g, 4a)… Had multi-assist games vs. Prince George (2/8) and vs. Calgary (2/28)… Scored one goal in four playoff games as Edmonton was swept by Red Deer in the first round.

2011-12:
Had 23 points (3g, 20a) and a plus-17 rating in 72 games for Edmonton, 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)… Scored one goal in four games during the 2012 Memorial Cup, as Edmonton beat host and eventual champion Shawinigan before dropping three consecutive games.

2012-13:
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.

2013-14:
Completed his first professional season with Charlotte (AHL), ranking fourth on the team with 86 penalty minutes, the highest-ever total for a Checkers rookie… Made his professional debut in Charlotte’s first game of the season at Oklahoma City (10/4)… Picked up a game-high nine penalty minutes, including his first professional fight, in his second professional game at Oklahoma City (10/5)… Recorded his first professional point, an assist on Chris Terry’s goal, vs. Iowa (10/19)… Notched his first multi-point game with a pair of assists at Rockford (10/31)… Scored his first professional goal vs. Rockford (11/24)… Scored to tie the game with 1:10 remaining in an eventual 3-2 win vs. San Antonio (12/12).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81