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Keegan Lowe
Keegan Lowe
Defenseman  - CAR
Number: 45
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 29, 1993  (Age 22)
Birthplace: Greenwich, CT, United States
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Drafted: CAR / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (73rd overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14 Season
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)… Was a career-best (+3) at Milwaukee (12/27)… Picked up a career-high 17 penalty minutes at Iowa (3/26)… Was a healthy extra for 12 games.

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 2014-15 season with 12 points (2g, 10a) in 63 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 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… Set WHL career highs in goals (15), points (31) and penalty minutes (148) in 64 games with the Oil Kings during his final season of junior hockey in 2012-13… Was named to the 2012-13 WHL East Second All-Star Team, ranking second among WHL defensemen and sixth among WHL skaters in penalty minutes (148)… Also ranked eighth among WHL blueliners in plus/minus (+38) and ninth among WHL defensemen in goals (15) in 2012-13… Totaled one goal and seven assists (8 points) and was plus-10 in 22 playoff games as Edmonton advanced to the 2013 WHL Final before falling to Portland in six games…