Joel Lowry
Image: Patrick S Blood/Icon SMI

Joel Lowry


Calgary Alberta

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:









5th round (140th overall), 2011


180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


2008-09: Joel Lowry appeared in three games for the Okatoks Oilers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and played midget hockey for the Calgary Buffaloes. Lowry was scoreless with no penalty minutes with the Oilers. In 32 games for the Buffaloes he scored 14 goals with 16 assists and 32 PMs. Lowry scored 5 goals with 6 assists in 15 playoff games as Calgary captured its second straight Alberta championship and advanced to the Telus Cup national championship of Canadian midget hockey. The Buffaloes finished second at the Telus Cup and in seven games Lowry scored 1 goal with 4 assists.

2009-10: Lowry skated in 57 of 60 games for the BCHL's Victoria Grizzlies and scored 15 goals with 29 assists and 55 PMs. The Grizzlies finished third in the Coastal Division and in six BCHL playoff games Lowry scored 1 goal with 4 assists and 2 PMs.

2010-11: Lowry was the second leading scorer for Victoria in his second BCHL season despite appearing in just 42 games and missing nearly two months with a nagging ankle injury. Lowry scored 24 goals with 43 assists and had 35 PMs as the Grizzlies finished fourth in the Coastal Division. Lowry scored 5 goals with 12 assists and 6 PMs in 12 playoff games. Lowry committed to playing college hockey at Cornell in 2011-12. Ranked 95th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, he was selected in the fifth round (140th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings.

2011-12: Lowry played on the top line for Cornell as a freshman; finishing fourth on the Big Red with  22 points. He scored 6 goals with 16 assists and was plus-three with 47 penalty minutes in 35 games. Cornell advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC Hockey tournament after finishing second in the regular season and earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament after defeating Colgate in the ECAC Hockey third place game.

2012-13: Lowry skated in 33 games in his sophomore season and was the third-leading scorer for Cornell in what was a rare losing season for the Big Red. Skating on Cornell's top line with senior Greg Miller and Bruins prospect Brian Ferlin, he scored 12 goals with 11 assists and was +8 with 55 penalty minutes. Cornell finished tied for ninth in ECAC Hockey but was 4-1-1 in its final six regular season games and pushed first place Quinnipiac to three games in the conference quarterfinals after sweeping Princeton in a preliminary series.


Talent Analysis

Lowry is a player who does not do anything truly outstanding, but does almost everything average or above average. He is an aggressive, in your face style player who, plays his own zone and the offensive zone well. He has good defensive zone game in particular and has often been a penalty kill specialist for Cornell. While he has limited offensive upside, he has improved in his goal totals over his college career so far and could be in line for a bigger jump in the coming seasons.



While Cornell did not have a great year overall in 2012-13, Lowry continued to be a consistent 20+ point player for the Big Red. He doubled his goal totals, continued to be a plus-rated player, and had a few shorthanded goals to boot. Cornell is in the midst of a rebuilding and retooling, and Lowry, who will be entering his junior year, will be a big part of it moving forward.



2014-15 ECAC Preview, Part 2: Cornell looks to repeat as Ivy League champs

by DJ Powers

Jimmy Vesey - Harvard University

Photo: Harvard University forward and Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey will lead the Crimson offense in 2014-15 (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)


This season, the Ivy League members of the ECAC feature a combined 23 NHL prospects representing four of the six schools. Harvard leads the group with 10 prospects, followed by Cornell with seven. Dartmouth and Princeton are the only Ivy League members without an NHL prospect on their rosters. Read more»

Los Angeles Kings have greatest depth in areas of need

by Jason Lewis

San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Brayden McNabb has received significant ice time with the Kings in 2014-15 and looks to have found a home on the Los Angeles blue line. (courtesy of Harry How/Getty Images)


Without having too many high selections in recent drafts, the Los Angeles Kings have done quite well in growing their pipeline in areas of need. While the graduation of Martin Jones does hurt the goalie pipeline, they continue to stock up on useful centers and defenseman. While the wings might not be top-tier, there are some role players and quality players peppered throughout.

Read more»

Los Angeles Kings NCAA seniors look to finish careers in style

by Jason Lewis
Michael Mersch - Wisconsin Badgers

Photo: Senior Michael Mersch, who led Wisconsin with 22 goals during the 2013-14 regular season, scored both Badger goals in their semifinal win over Penn State in the Big Ten tournament (courtesy of Dan Sanger/Icon SMI)

In recent years, the Los Angeles Kings have grown into one of the better organizations at scouting and recruiting in the NCAA. Despite losing highly regarded forward Hudson Fasching to the Buffalo Sabres via trade, they still boast an incredibly deep and talented group of NCAA prospects.

Read more»

Mid to late round drafting has Los Angeles Kings system filled with potentially useful players

by Jason Lewis

Andy Andreoff - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: The Kings prospect pool is heavy on two-way players like Andy Andreoff, a hard-nosed center who could see time on the bottom line in LA this season (courtesy of Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings system, while you would expect a drop off in quality due to several playoff appearances in the last few years, has remained relatively strong.

Read more»

Los Angeles Kings ripe with collegiate talent competing in 2013 NCAA Tournament

by Jason Lewis

Nick Shore - University of Denver

Photo: Junior Nick Shore led the Denver Pioneers with 34 points in 39 games in 2012-13, but the team could not get past New Hampshire in the tournament's first round (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

Over the years the Los Angeles Kings' scouting staff has developed a solid reputation of selecting, signing, and developing NCAA athletes. General Manager Dean Lombardi has been pretty adamant in the belief that NCAA hockey helps players mature physically and mentally before making way into the world of professional hockey. Current Kings Alec Martinez, Jonathan Quick, Matt Greene, and Rob Scuderi are just a few names on the current Kings roster who have played at the collegiate level, and in the minor leagues the organization has several former and current collegiate players edging closer to the NHL.

Read more»

Related Articles