Keegan Lowe (D)
Ranks eighth on the Checkers’ all-time list with 188 career penalty minutes … Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 3/14/13.
Personal: Father, Kevin, played 19 NHL seasons as a defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers, and was a six-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time NHL All-Star. Kevin currently serves as Vice Chair of Oilers Entertainment Group … Keegan's mother, Karen Percy, was a two-time bronze-medalist in Alpine skiing for Canada at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
2014-15: Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers while also appearing at the NHL level for the first time … Tied his career high in goals (two) and came one short of tying career highs in assists and points despite playing five fewer games than in his rookie season … Set a new career high and ranked second on the team with 106 penalty minutes … Recorded his first point of the season with an assist on Alex Aleardi’s goal at CHI (10/12) … Dropped the gloves with Morgan Ellis for his first fight of the season vs. HAM (11/2) … Set a career high and franchise record with 20 penalty minutes in a single game (a game misconduct for participating in two fights, both against Kale Kessey) at OKC (11/21) … Called for 17 penalty minutes (high-sticking minor, fighting major, game misconduct – secondary altercation) vs. MIL (11/29) … Assisted on Brendan Woods’ Teddy Bear Toss goal vs. IA (12/6) … Scored his first goal of the season, recorded his first multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a) and tied his career high with a plus-3 rating vs. TEX (1/4) … Picked up 17 penalty minutes as the result of a single incident (five for fighting Steve Pinizzotto, a two-minute minor and 10-minute misconduct for instigating) vs. OKC (1/22) … Notched a career-high three points (1g, 2a), including his first career game-winning goal, and fired a career-high five shots on goal to earn first-star honors vs. IA (2/19) … Returned to the lineup at NOR (3/25) after missing 11 games with an upper-body injury … Recalled to Carolina for the first time in his career on 4/8 … Fought twice against Vincent Lecavalier in his NHL debut at PHI (4/9) … Returned to Charlotte on 4/12 after playing his first two NHL games with Carolina … Posted a plus-two rating and fired three shots in the Checkers’ last game of the season, a 7-3 win at GR (4/18).