Keegan Lowe

Aaron Vickers

A thin but strong defensive defenseman. Skates well but lacks high-end speed. Uses his smarts to stay in a strong position and read the play. Good at using his stick and body to close off lanes. Stays with his checks and makes them pay a price for venturing towards the net. Not a whole lot of offensive upside with Lowe but he does have the ability to move the puck with a good breakout pass. Is the type of battling gritty D-man team’s need in their bottom pairings and PK to win in the playoffs. Has good bloodlines, father is Edmonton Oiler’s Stanley Cup dynasty defenseman Kevin Lowe. A real team-first player, always willing to drop the gloves and stand up for a teammate or take a hit to make a play. (May 2011)