NHL News of the Day: Signings & Acquisitions across the league

 | August 9, 2022

Seattle Kraken adds Dave Lowry to the coaching staff and Coyotes sign Lawson Crouse.

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Although the season has yet to begin, a ton of signings and acquisitions are happening in the NHL. One of the most recent is the Seattle Kraken adding Dave Lowry to the coaching staff.

Lowry spent a lot of the 2021-22 season as the interim head coach for the Winnipeg Jets, after the resignation of Paul Maurice.

After taking over on December 17, Lowry went 26-22-6 while in charge of the team. Lowry had joined Winnipeg as an assistant coach before the 2020 season.

Winnipeg decided to hire former Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness to replace Lowry. Lowry also spent time with the Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames as an assistant.

As a player, Lowry spent 19 seasons in the NHL with Vancouver, Calgary, St. Louis, Florida, and San Jose.

Seattle finished with a 27-49-6 record last season but scored 60 points, finishing first in the Pacific Division.

In other news, the Arizona Coyotes signed forward Lawson Crouse to a five-year deal, avoiding arbitration.

Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong said: “He is a big, strong, skilled power forward and we look forward to him being a big part of our future.”

Crouse had career highs of 20 goals and 14 assists last season, which was his sixth with the Coyotes. He led Arizona with 181 hits last season and has 56 goals and 54 assists in 346 career NHL games with the Coyotes.

Crouse was taken with the 11th overall pick in the NHL by the Florida Panthers in 2015.

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