Winnipeg Jets announce Centre Adam Lowry as the captain of the franchise ahead of the 2023-24 season.
We’ll battle beside him any day 😤 pic.twitter.com/2eeP3tjtGh
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) September 12, 2023
“When I found out, I was pretty excited, almost a little speechless,” said an excited Lowry. “It’s something growing up you kind of can dream about and something that seems almost unattainable. Getting to be a captain of a Canadian NHL team is pretty special and something I’m really looking forward to.”
Lowry has become the Jets’ third captain since the team relocated from Atlanta to Winnipeg in 2011, succeeding Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler, who held the captaincy for five and six years, respectively. Lowry contributed 40 points to the Jets’ performance in the previous season, bringing his total to 93 goals and 111 assists throughout his nine-year NHL career.
In the 2022-23 season, the 30-year-old assumed the role of an alternate captain for the first time, joining Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele in this capacity. Morrissey and Scheifele will continue to wear the “A” as alternate captains this year. It’s noteworthy that the Jets operated without a captain last season. Head Coach Rick Bowness and his coaching staff took this decision then to foster a more collaborative leadership environment within the dressing room.
Rick Bowness on Adam’s appointment as the team captain, “Mark, Adam and Josh did a great job in the room which is what we wanted. We all know Adam is the first guy on the ice to stick up for his teammates.” Bowness adds, “He’s a true professional, he has total respect from every player on the team, every player around the league and certainly from the coaching staff as well. We just feel at this point it’s the right time to name Adam as our captain”