This Day in Hockey History

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1998 - Kevin Lowe retires

On this day in 1998, defenseman Kevin Lowe announces his retirement from professional hockey after 13 seasons in the NHL.

Lowe, drafted 21st overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 1979, ends his career with 84 goals and 348 assists in 1254 games; more impressively, however, is the fact that he possesses more Stanley Cup rings than he can fit on one hand.

Here's a look at Lowe's significant achievements as a player:

  • Six Stanley Cups: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990 with the Edmonton Oilers; 1994 with the New York Rangers
  • Seven NHL All Star Games: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1993
  • Winner of the 1990 King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Lowe moved on to a career in NHL coaching and management, with mixed results to date.


1973 - Markus Naslund
1985 - Alex Goligoski

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