• Cowen’s 2008-09 season was cut short due to a knee injury at the end of January. Prior to his injury, he had a plus-15 rating, 21 points (7-14-21) in 48 games and was selected to participate in the CHL Top Prospects game (0-2-2).
• In 2008, he helped lead the Spokane Chiefs to a Memorial Cup championship, shutting down the Kitchener Rangers in the final and sealing the win with an empty net goal. He was a plus-six in 21 playoff games.
• In his first year as a Chief in 2007-08, Cowen led all rookie defensemen with a plus-28 and was named the Spokane Rookie of the Year as well as the WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year.
• He served as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2008 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament. He also helped Team West win the bronze medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, recording seven assists (0-7-7) in six games and was named the Player of the Game three times.
• He was selected first overall by Spokane in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft from the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.
• He started skating at the age of four after a public skating session and his first hockey team was the Allan Flames. He played six years with Allan Minor hockey before switching to Martensville after atom.
• If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose his dad’s parents that he never got a chance to meet and his favorite NHL player, Nicklas Lidstrom – “I would want to learn about my dad and get pointers from Lidstrom”.
• His most embarrassing hockey moment was when the Memorial Cup broke during Spokane’s on-ice celebrations.
SCOUTS PONDER HOW TO RATE INJURED PROSPECTS
SPOKANE’S COWEN MAKES A CASE FOR 2009 ENTRY DRAFT
COWEN FINDS SIZE DOES MATTER WITH CARS, CLOTHES
“Fake shot, moving left to right, then shoot blocker”
Call of Duty
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
“It’s not about the Bike” by Lance Armstrong
Sport (other than hockey):
Activity away from the rink:
Eggs scrambled with cheese