2008-09: Andrew Rowe skated in 35 games as a sophomore at Michigan State. He scored 6 goals with 8 assists and was -6 with 14 PMs on a Spartans team that won just ten games and finished tied for tenth in the CCHA.
2009-10: Rowe had a break-out season in his third year at Michigan State University. He was second on the Spartans with 17 goals and had 11 assists with a +12 plus/minus and 38 PMs in 38 games. Michigan State, after a disappointing season the year before, finished second in the CCHA. Rowe scored 5 of his 17 goals on the power play. He signed a free-agent, entry-level contract with Philadelphia in May 2010; foregoing his final year of college hockey.
2010-11: Rowe saw lower line duty in his first pro season with Adirondack (AHL) and also played for ECHL Greenville. Rowe scored 7 goals with 5 assists and was -9 with 20 PMs in 55 games for the Phantoms. He skated in ten ECHL regular season games for the Road Warriors and was +4 with 6 goals and 2 assists. In 11 ECHL playoff games he scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was +2 with 2 PMs.
2011-12: Slowed by an undisclosed early season injury that kept him out of 24 games, Rowe appeared in 34 games for Flyers' AHL affiliate Adirondack as well as playing two games for the ECHL's Greenville Road Warriors. He scored 8 goals with 11 assists and was plus-five with 6 penalty minutes for the Phantoms. Adirondack missed the AHL playoffs; finishing fifth in the Northeast Division. Rowe was scoreless and minus-two with Greenville. He was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Flyers in June; becoming an unrestricted free agent.
At 6'2, Rowe is a speedy forward who can do the little things right as a role-playing forward. He can forcheck well, play a confident defensive game, and chip in a little offensively. While he doesn't possess highlight-reel talents, he works hard when on the ice regardless of the situation.
Rowe will continue his development in the AHL with the Adirondack Phantoms.