The Winnipeg Jets finally have a captain again. The team gave star forward Adam Lowry the honor Tuesday, making him the third captain in franchise history since the Jets moved from Atlanta. Here’s what you need to know:
- Winnipeg played without a captain last season after stripping Blake Wheeler of the title in September.
- Lowry is entering his 10th season with the Jets, who drafted him in the third round in 2011.
- Last season, he tallied 13 goals and 23 assists in 82 regular-season games and added four goals in five playoff games.
We’ll battle beside him any day 😤 pic.twitter.com/2eeP3tjtGh
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) September 12, 2023
What Lowry said
“When I found out, I was pretty excited, almost a little speechless. It’s something growing up you kind of can dream about and something that seems almost unattainable,” Lowry told NHL.com.
“Getting to be a captain of a Canadian NHL team is pretty special and something I’m really looking forward to.”
Lowry, 30, made his NHL debut in the 2014-15 season. He has played in 621 games during his career, recording 93 goals and 111 assists.
Lowry served as an assistant captain for the first time last season with Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele, who will both be assistants again this year.
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