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Las Vegas hires Senators scouting pro Lowes


The NHL expansion franchise in Las Vegas has named Bob Lowes its assistant director of player personnel.

Lowes served as the Ottawa Senators' chief amateur scout for the past two seasons, and joined the scouting department in 2006.

He previously coached the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings from 1992-2001. There, he met Wheat Kings owner Kelly McCrimmon, who was recently named assistant general manager in Las Vegas.

Under Lowes' watchful eye, the Senators made several key draft selections in recent years, including dominant center Logan Brown with the 11th pick in last year's draft.

Other notable picks include: Curtis Lazar with the 17th selection in 2013, Mark Stone in the sixth round in 2010, and captain Erik Karlsson 15th overall in 2008. Karlsson paced all defensemen last season with 82 points.

Lowes, 53, was drafted by the New York Rangers in 1982.

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