Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ask the Alumni with Kevin Lowe

Sharing a hometown with Kevin Lowe, I have always kept a close eye on the Edmonton Oilers. While Lachute, Quebec is in the heart of Montreal Canadiens territory, it was very easy to cheer for the Campbell Conference team in Edmonton during the 80’s because of their exciting end-to-end style of play. With teammates named Kurri, Coffey, Anderson, Messier, Fuhr and Moog - and until the summer of 1988, a young man named Gretzky, our hometown hockey hero skated onto the world stage after honing his skills in our small town.

I have had the opportunity to interview Kevin many times since I began my writing career, reminiscing about his days in Lachute, discussing his work with the Oilers, as well as being part of Hockey Canada’s management team. Each conversation has been insightful and educational, providing an interesting view into the hockey world. Although he has an extremely busy schedule as the President of Hockey Operations for the Oilers, he set aside some time to answer questions from hockey fans in this instalment of Ask the Alumni.

Read the full interview with Kevin Lowe at the NHL Alumni Association's website

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