Yesterday the Hockey Hall of Fame announced it’s 2020 class headlined by Jerome Iginla and Marian Hossa. The six inductee class also included Canadian goaltender Kim St-Pierre, former Chicago Blackhawk Doug Wilson, former Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland, and former Oilers and New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Lowe.
Kevin Lowe spent most of his career with the mid-80s Edmonton Oilers, winning 5 of his six Stanley Cups with that Edmonton dynasty. Lowe found himself on Broadway in 1992 as General Manager Neil Smith sent Roman Oksiuta and a 3rd round pick to Alberta for the veteran defenseman. Lowe added a veteran, stabilizing presence to a blue line that featured two young cornerstones in Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov and helped the Blueshirts win the Stanley Cup in 1994. Lowe stayed in New York for two more seasons before finally retiring in 1996, moving on to various front office roles with the Oilers.
Kevin Lowe becomes the 35th player to enter the Hall of Fame after wearing the Rangers sweater and he is the fourth member of the 1994 New York Rangers to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, joining Mark Messier, Sergei Zubov, and Brian Leetch.