Signed an entry level contract with the New York Rangers during the 2008 offseason.
After an excellent rookie tournament, Dowzak was signed by the Rangers in October 2008. However, after playing in both Hartford and Charlotte, it was clear that Dowzak was not ready for professional play. He was returned to Kelowna to finish out his junior career.
Talent AnalysisA big stay-at-home defenseman who will fight. His skating and mobility are weaknesses.
Dowzak has a simple defensive style, phenomenal conditioning, and plays hard in front of his own net.