Kraken Adds Dave Lowry to Coaching and Assistant Staff

WINNIPEG, MB – APRIL 29: Winnipeg Jets interim head coach Dave Lowry watches from the bench during first period action against the Calgary Flames at Canada Life Center on April 29, 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Ko

The Seattle Kraken have added veteran NHL assistant coach Dave Lowry as the new assistant to Dave Hakstol’s coaching staff.

Lowry joins Jay Leach, Paul McFarland and Steve Briere on the Kraken coaching staff. He spent the last two years coaching the Winnipeg Jets. He became the team’s interim head coach in December following the resignation of Paul Maurice as the team’s head coach.

“Dave brings experience to our coaching staff,” general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “He has had a long and successful playing career in the NHL and has significant coaching experience in the NHL and in the junior ranks. Dave will be a valuable addition to Dave Hakstol’s staff.”

Lowry, 57, brings extensive NHL playing experience to Kraken’s staff in addition to his time coaching on the bench. Lowry spent 19 seasons in the NHL as a player from 1985 to 2004. He played for the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames, totaling 351 points (164 goals, 187 assists) in 1,084 games, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals with Florida in 1995-96.

After his playing career was over, Lowry jumped straight into the Western Hockey League coaching ranks. He worked as an assistant coach with the Calgary Hitmen becoming their head coach in 2008. Lowry then joined the Calgary Flames at the NHL level as an assistant in 2009.

Lowry has coached with the Flames, Los Angeles Kings and Jets at the NHL level. Along with spending time with the Hitmen, he was also the head coach of the WHL’s Victoria Royals and Brandon Wheat Kings.