SEATTLE – The Seattle Kraken have added a former Winnipeg Jets interim coach. Dave Lowry The coaching staff for next season, the team announced Monday.
Lowry spent most of last season as the Jets’ interim head coach following the resignation of Paul Morris. Lowry took over on Dec. 17 and went 26-22-6 while in charge. Lowry joined Winnipeg as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2020 season.
The Jets didn’t make the playoffs last season, and Morris returned to business this summer, taking the head coaching position with the Florida Panthers. Winnipeg hired former Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness to replace Lowry.
Lowry has worked as an assistant with Los Angeles and Calgary, serving as a head coach with three different teams in the Western Hockey League.
Lowry spent 19 seasons in the NHL playing with Vancouver, Calgary, St. Louis, Florida and San Jose.
The Kraken finished their first season with 60 points, a 27-49-6 record and last place in the Pacific Division.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.