With over 35 years in the athletic training profession, Ken Lowe worked over 1500 career regular season games with the Edmonton Oilers. He joined the organization on July 6, 1989 and was a member of the 1990 Stanley Cup championship team. Lowe was also the athletic trainer for the Western Conference All-Stars at the 1997 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, California and the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal, Quebec.
Lowe transitioned from his position as Head Athletic Therapist in 2010, moving into his role as the Senior Coordinator, Medical Services for the Edmonton Oilers. Lowe provided his expertise in this area until his retirement in 2018.
Besides his role with the Oilers, Lowe has represented Canada on the international stage five times. He was Canada?s athletic therapist at both the 2002 (gold medal) and 2006 (7th place) Winter Olympics, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey (gold medal), 1996 World Cup of Hockey (2nd place) and the gold medal winning team at the 1994 World Championship in Milan, Italy.
Prior to joining the Oiler training staff, Lowe spent seven successful seasons (1982 to 1989) with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). During his tenure as the Head Athletic Therapist with the Eskimos, he was a member of Grey Cup championship teams in both 1982 and 1987.
The holder of a Master of Arts Degree specializing in Athletic Training and Conditioning from the University of Alberta, Lowe has an extensive background in sports medicine. As well as his experience with the Eskimos, Lowe was a training assistant with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL from 1975-78.
Graduating with an Honours Science Degree in Bio Physical Education from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, he served as the head athletic therapist at his alma mater for three years, 1979-81, working extensively with the Stingers? intercollegiate athletic teams. He was inducted into Concordia?s Sports Hall of Fame on June 2, 2005.
Ken is the older brother of Kevin Lowe, the retired six-time Stanley Cup Champion, NHL player and current Vice Chair of Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG). Ken and his wife, Marianne have two daughters Amanda and Melissa.