Hall of Famer Kevin Lowe retires from Oilers alternate governor role

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Hall of Fame defenseman Kevin Lowe retired from his role as vice chair and alternate governor of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Lowe will remain with the organization as an ambassador and will support the Oilers' community foundation and alumni.

"Very few have had the impact that Kevin has had, both on and off the ice," Oilers chairman Bob Nicholson said. "He exemplifies leadership and has done so much to help connect the organization with our fans while supporting so many worthwhile causes in our community.

"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."

Lowe has been a part of Edmonton's organization for over 40 years - he was even the team's first-ever draft pick in 1979. A key component of the Oilers' dynasty era, Lowe spent the first 13 seasons of his playing career in Edmonton and won five Stanley Cup championships (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990) with the club.

A veteran of 1,254 NHL games, he notoriously played through a broken wrist and broken ribs en route to the Oilers' Cup victory in 1988.

During his time in the league, Lowe amassed 84 goals, 347 assists, and 1,498 penalty minutes. He also suited up for the New York Rangers, with whom he claimed his sixth Stanley Cup in 1994.

Lowe retired from playing in 1998 and went on to serve as the Oilers' head coach during the 1999-2000 campaign. He was also the team's general manager from 2000 to 2008 and spent seven seasons as Edmonton's president of hockey operations.

The 63-year-old remains the franchise's all-time games played leader (1,037).

The Oilers retired Lowe's No. 4 jersey in November. 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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