He played junior hockey for the London Knights.
Selected 37th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, Rowe also played for the Hartford Whalers and Detroit Red Wings. He was also a member of the United States national team at the 1977 Ice Hockey World Championships. Tom Rowe was the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in an NHL season. He accomplished this feat in the 1978–79 season with the Washington Capitals. That season he scored 31 goals in only 69 games. Rowe scored a total of 85 goals and 100 assists in 357 games.
Most recently, Rowe is assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. Rowe previously coached the Albany River Rats and Lowell Lock Monsters. Tom Rowe won a Stanley Cup championship with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Tom Rowe's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Tom Rowe's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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