No more staying out late, Adam. The Winnipeg Jets have hired Dave Lowry as an assistant coach for the upcoming season, adding him to the staff of head coach Paul Maurice. Lowry is the father of Jets forward Adam Lowry, who has played six seasons in Winnipeg already.
Dave Lowry meanwhile has been around NHL rinks for a very long time, in one capacity or another. A sixth-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 1983, Lowry played more than 1,000 games in the NHL, scoring 351 points and racking up nearly 1,200 penalty minutes. When his playing career was finished, Lowry quickly joined the coaching staff of the Calgary Hitmen before becoming an assistant with the Calgary Flames in 2009.
With experience as an assistant in both Calgary and Los Angeles, plus many years as a head coach in the WHL (Calgary, Victoria, Brandon), Lowry brings a wealth of experience to the Jets organization. He also obviously brings a special connection with the 27-year-old Adam Lowry, though how that dynamic plays out is still to be seen.