The Winnipeg Jets are adding an experienced coach who also happens to have raised one of their players.
The elder Lowry was the head coach of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings last season. The former NHLer previously served as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings in 2017-18 and with the Calgary Flames from 2009-12.
He also has international experience, having guided Canadian teams as both a head coach and an assistant at the World Junior Championship. The 55-year-old helped the squad win gold in the latter capacity in 2015.
Lowry retired as a player in 2004. He suited up for 19 seasons in the NHL, notching 351 points and racking up 1,191 penalty minutes in 1,084 games.
He replaces former Jets assistant Todd Woodcroft, who the University of Vermont hired as head coach in April. Paul Maurice's staff also includes associate coach Jamie Kompon, assistant coach Charlie Huddy, and goaltending coach Wade Flaherty.