Dave Lowry has accepted an assistant coach position with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Los Angeles Kings.
Lowry spent five seasons in Victoria (2012-13 through 2016-17). He departs as the franchise?s all-time winningest coach, amassing a regular season record of 199-112-13-9. The Royals qualified for the playoffs every year under Lowry?s leadership and earned him the franchise record with 21 playoff victories.
While with the Royals, Lowry was honoured twice (2013-14 & 2015-16) with the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy as the league?s Coach of the Year. He is only the 11th head coach in WHL history to have won the award two or more times.
Twice during his time with the Royals, Lowry earned the opportunity to bring his expertise to the coaching staff for Hockey Canada?s World Junior Team. As an assistant coach in 2015, Dave helped Canada earn a gold medal, and in 2016 he was named head coach of the team.