Kevin Lowe is retiring after 40 years with the Oilers

“He is a teammate, leader and friend to so many in the organization and we congratulate him on an amazing career and are excited for this next chapter of his career.”


Kevin Lowe is retiring from his role as vice chair and alternate governor of the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced Tuesday morning. 

The longtime NHL defenceman, who was the team’s first-ever draft pick in 1979, won five Stanley Cups in Edmonton, and was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020 and Order of Hockey in Canada in 2021, will remain an Oilers Ambassador working with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Oilers Alumni, as well as with season ticket holders and corporate partners. 

In the past, Lowe has also served as an assistant coach, head coach, executive vice president of hockey operations, general manager, and president of hockey operations. 

The 63-year-old native of Lachute, Que., retired from playing in 1998 after amassing 431 points (84 goals, 347 assists) and 1,498 penalty minutes across 1,254 regular-season NHL games with the Oilers and Rangers.

Lowe served as Edmonton’s head coach during the 1999-2000 season and as the club’s general manager from 2000 to 2008.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020 and received the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2021.

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