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Ron Low

Ronald Albert Low

Selected by Toronto Maple Leafs 8th round (#103) in 1970 NHL Amateur Draft

started his junior career with Winnipeg (WCJHL) in 1967-68. ... played two years with Dauphin (MJHL). ... led Kings to the Manitoba championship & Memorial Cup playoffs each year. ... drafted by Toronto. ... during the 1970-71 season, suffered a serious nerve injury while playing with Jacksonville (EHL). ... while rehabilitating, became the Leafs’ practice goalie, and worked out with Johnny Bower. ... Tulsa (CHL) number one goalie in 1971-72. ... received a shot at the big leagues in 1972-73. ... made his first NHL start on October 21 against Detroit in Toronto. ... played 42 games for the weak club but showed flashes of strong play. ... in the off-season, Toronto brought in three experienced goalies. ... sent back to Tulsa for the 1973-74 season. ... made the league's second all-star team. ... claimed by the Washington Capitals in the 1974 Expansion Draft. ...
Ron Low 2
was first player chosen in draft. ... spent three years with the defensively weak club. ... first starting goaltender in Washington NHL history on Oct. 9, 1974, against New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. ... started all eight of Washington's victories in 1974-75 season. .. first goaltender to get a shutout for Washington on Feb. 16, 1975. ... Washington MVP in 1974-75. ... signed as free agent with Detroit in September 1977. ... played 32 games for Red Wings in 1977-78 and four of the five playoff games. ... Detroit signed free agent Rogie Vachon in the off season. ... assigned to Kansas City (CHL). ... won a league-high 33 games. ... named to the first all-star team and league MVP. ... returned to the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques in 1979-80. ... traded to Edmonton for former junior teammate Ron Chipperfield. ... spent parts of four seasons with the improving Oilers. ... spent his last two years in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils. ... where he provided sound goalkeeping and leadership on the young club. ... New Jersey Unsung Hero in 1983-84. ... named player-assistant coach for Nova Scotia (AHL) for 1985-86. ...
Ron Low III
after playing six games ended playing career and remained Nova Scotia assistant through 1986-87 season. ... named head coach for 1987-88 season. ... moved with team when it relocated from Halifax to Sydney in 1988 and remained in position through 1988-89 season. ... named Edmonton assistant coach on August 3, 1989, and remained in that position through April 5, 1995. ... promoted to head coach on April 6, 1995, and remained in that position until quitting on June 6, 1999. ... refused an offer to return for another season at the same salary he earned in 1998-99. ... named Houston (IHL) head coach and general manager on Aug. 4, 1999, and remained in position until July 11, 2000. ... named New York Rangers head coach on July 12, 2000, and remained in that position until April 15, 2002. ... remain in the organization as a scout until 2004. ... named Ottawa goaltending coach on July 30, 2004, and remained in position through 2006-07 season. ... scouted for Ottawa during lockout. ... promoted to assistant coach on August 15, 2007. ... fired along with head coach John Paddock on February 27, 2008.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

    Scoring  Stats   Goalie  Stats
Season Team League GD A PIM GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SVs SV%
1967-68 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 16 960 92 0 5.75
1968-69 Dauphin Kings MJHL Statistics Unavailable
1969-70 Dauphin Kings MJHL 33 2001 119 0 3.57
1970-71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 0 0 4 2 1 0 192 11 0 5.11
Jacksonville Rockets EHL 0 0 49 2940 293 1 5.98
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 0 0 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00
Tulsa Oilers CHL 1 4 43 21 18 2 2428 135 1 3.33
1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 0 4 42 12 24 4 2343 152 1 3.89 1125 .881
1973-74 Tulsa Oilers CHL 2 7 56 23 23 8 3213 169 1 3.16
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 0 4 48 8 36 2 2588 235 1 5.45 1384 .885
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 0 2 43 6 31 2 2289 208 0 5.45 1211 .853
1976-77 Washington Capitals NHL 0 4 54 16 27 5 2918 188 0 3.87 1353 .878
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 32 9 12 9 1816 102 1 3.37 807 .888
1978-79 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 3 2 63 33 28 2 3795 244 0 3.86 1807 .881
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 2 0 15 5 7 2 828 51 0 3.70 394 .885
Syracuse Firebirds AHL 1 2 15 5 9 1 905 70 0 4.64 497 .877
Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 11 8 2 1 650 37 0 3.42 321 .897
1980-81 Wichita Wind CHL 0 0 2 0 2 0 120 10 0 5.00 66 .868
Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 24 5 13 3 1260 93 0 4.43 554 .856
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 0 2 29 17 7 1 1554 100 0 3.86 692 .874
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 0 0 3 0 1 0 104 10 0 5.77 45 .818
Moncton Alpines AHL 0 0 6 1 4 1 365 22 1 3.62 157 .877
New Jersey Devils NHL 1 4 11 2 7 1 608 41 0 4.05 344 .894
1983-84 New Jersey Devils NHL 0 4 44 8 25 4 2218 161 0 4.36 972 .858
1984-85 New Jersey Devils NHL 0 21 26 6 11 4 1326 85 1 3.85 543 .865
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 0 0 6 1 5 0 299 24 0 4.82 129 .843
NHL Totals 8 45 382 102 203 38 20502 1463 4 4.28 9745 .869

PlayoffsEdit

    Scoring  Stats   Goalie  Stats
Season Team League GD A PIM GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SVs SV%
1967-68 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 1 0 6 0 6.21
1968-69 Dauphin Kings MJHL 10 7 2 26 2
Memorial Cup 1 0 12 7 5 729 54 0 4.44 372 .873
1969-70 Dauphin Kings MJHL Statistics Unavailable
Memorial Cup 6 6 2 4 293 26 1 5.32 192 .865
1971-72 Tulsa Oilers CHL 0 0 8 474 15 1 1.89
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings NHL 0 0 4 1 3 240 17 0 4.25 124 .879
1978-79 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 0 0 5 1 4 237 15 0 3.80
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 0 0 3 0 3 212 12 0 3.40 115 .906
NHL Totals 0 0 7 1 6 452 29 0 3.85 239 .892

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL Assist 80 29 43 8 - 66 6th Northern DNQ
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL Assist Statistics Unavailable
Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist Statistics Unavailable Won League
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL Head 80 35 34 9 2 81 4th Northern 5 1 4 Lost Div Semi
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL Head 80 27 47 6 0 60 7th Northern DNQ
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist 80 38 28 14 - 90 2nd Smythe 22 16 6 Won League
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist 80 37 37 6 - 80 3rd Smythe 18 9 9 Lost Conf Final
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist 80 36 34 10 - 82 3rd Smythe 16 8 8 Lost Conf Final
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist 84 26 50 8 - 60 5th Smythe DNQ
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist 84 25 45 14 - 64 6th Pacific DNQ
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL Assist 35 12 20 3 - 27 - - - - -
Edmonton Oilers NHL Head 13 5 7 1 - 11 5th Pacific DNQ
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL Head 82 30 44 8 - 68 5th Pacific DNQ
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL Head 82 36 37 9 - 81 3rd Pacific 12 5 7 Lost Conf Semi
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL Head 82 35 37 10 - 80 3rd Pacific 12 5 7 Lost Conf Semi
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL Head 82 33 37 12 - 78 2nd NW 4 0 4 Lost Conf Qtr Final
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL Head 82 44 29 - 9 97 3rd West 11 6 5 Lost Div Final
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL Head 82 33 43 5 1 72 4th Atlantic DNQ
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL Head 82 36 38 4 4 80 4th Atlantic DNQ
2004-05 Ottawa Senators NHL Goalie Players locked out - - - -
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL Goalie 82 52 21 - 9 113 1st NE 10 5 5 Lost Conf Semi
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL Goalie 82 48 25 - 9 105 2nd NE 20 13 7 Lost Final
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL Assist 64 36 22 - 6 78 - - - - -
NHL Head Coaching Totals 505 208 243 49 5 470 - 28 10 18 -

ManagingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL 82 44 29 9 97 3rd West 11 6 5 Lost Div Final

Awards & AchievementsEdit

Career MovesEdit

  • Claimed by Washington from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974.
  • Signed as free agent with Detroit in September 1977.
  • Claimed by Quebec from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.
  • Traded to Edmonton by Quebec for Ron Chipperfield, March 11, 1980.
  • Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton with Jim McTaggart for Lindsay Middlebrook & Paul Miller, February 19, 1983.

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