Kevin Lowe was the first player ever selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL Draft and played more regular-season games (1,037) and Stanley Cup Playoff games (172) with them than anyone else. He played on six Stanley Cup-winning teams, five with the Oilers and one with the New York Rangers – a team that included six of his teammates from his days with Edmonton.
Lowe was named captain of the Oilers for the 1991-92 season after Mark Messier was traded to the New York Rangers, then joined Messier in New York when the Oilers traded him to the Rangers on Dec. 11, 1992.
Lowe played four seasons with the Rangers before returning to Edmonton as a free agent on Sept. 28, 1996. He retired after the 1997-98 season with 431 points (84 goals, 347 assists) in 1,254 NHL games, as well as 58 points (10 goals, 48 assists) in 214 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
After retiring, Lowe has remained with the Oilers in a variety of positions, including stints as coach and general manager and most currently, Alternate Governor. He joined a host of his former Edmonton teammates when he was elected to the Hall of Fame, 22 years after his playing career ended.