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Winnipeg Jets' 2016 Top 25 Under 25: #9, Adam Lowry

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At #9, Lowry is not a lock for a bottom 6 role.

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Truck

Arby

Matt

Andy

Derek

Trevor

Ian

Brian

Cole

Daniel

Allan

Phil

#67, 3rd Rd, '11

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Overview:

Adam Lowry struggled a bit last year.  Coming in from a fairly successful rookie campaign where he notched 23 points in 80 games, he stayed up with the big club for the entire year.  Last year, he hit a bit of a slump, and although he may have taken his position and status with the team for granted, Lowry was served a bit of humble pie with a demotion to the Moose for a stint.  Ouch.  Upon his return to the Jets, Lowry found a bit of chemistry with fellow 4th liner Joel Armia, and the two played well going down the stretch.  This season, Lowry is in tough to solidify his position with the team, as more and more players and prospects are looking to take over his spot.

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AIH Authors' Thoughts:

Truck:

Adam Lowry is a decent defensive player. He hits hard and brings a pile of intangibles to the ice. His tangibles are meh. Skating is just okay. Offense is weak. Ultimately, there isn't a pile of upside here. The hope is that he can become a two-way force on the 3rd line, but 4th line is also a long term possibility.

Andy:

Lowry played well enough to garner a two year contract in the off season, but not well enough to avoid being sent to the AHL's Moose for a conditioning stint to "find himself" as Coach PoMo stated. Lowry is a big lanky center and left winger who can play a physical game, and created some chemistry with Armia that saw some flashes from his game. Let's hope that Lowry's game picks up this coming year, as he's got some competition coming from others destined to play a bottom 6 role.

Ian:

Lowry went from a can't miss piece on the Jets, to a run of the mill fourth liner within one year. If he doesn't return to form, he may become a necessary victim of the expansion draft.

Brian:

Wow, how time changes things. Last season I was ready to hand Lowry the C and try him on the second line. Now, I'm not exactly sure what to do with him. Is there a chance he returns to form? Or was the play in his rookie year just a fluke and he's nothing more than a 4C? I suppose we'll find out this year.

Summary:

Well, what do you think?  Is Lowry a lock for a bottom 6 role? Or will he find himself on the outside looking in? I think he'll be in the Jets lineup come opening night, but will be looking over his shoulder constantly as his fellow teammates breathe down his neck.