Winnipeg Jets New Captain
Winnipeg Jets selected Adam Lowry as the 10th team captain in the franchise history on September 12, 2023. Adam replaced Blake Wheeler.
Lowry debuted in the NHL with the Jets during the 2014-15 season. He scored his first NHL goal on October 21, during the 3-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.
He had the best junior season in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos in 2012-13. He stood with an impressive record of 45 goals and 43 assists created out of 72 games.
The ice hockey center finished his rookie season with 12 goals and 14 assists. In the 2016-17 season, Lowry registered his then career-high 15 goals and 14 assists.
After suffering from numerous injuries, the Canadian athlete appeared in only 45 matches in the next season, registering a total of 21 points.
During the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Jets were playing against the Minnesota Wild in the first round. Lowry helped the Jets lead with a goal by his face-off streak and won three draws in straight.
Furthermore, Winnipeg beat the Nashville Predators in the second round to qualify for their first Western Conference Final in franchise history.
In the course of the 2018-19 season, Adam helped the Jets secure the first spot in the Central Division, winning 8-1 against the Hurricanes.
The Jets again advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2019, doing it back-to-back for the first time in its history, courtesy 9 goals from Lowry.
The forward completed the 2022-23 season with a record of 13 goals and 23 assists. With the added responsibility of captaincy, Adam would be looking to put on an even better performance in the upcoming 2023-24 NHL season.