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Stanley Cup Final

Jared Cowen

North American Skater - Spokane, WHL
Final Rank:9Midterm Rank:7
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 5"Weight:220
Born:January 25, 1991
Born in:Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Drafted: 2009: OTT (1st Round / 9th Overall)  Ottawa Senators
• 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.

NEWS ARTICLES

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

FAVORITES

NHL Player: Nicklas Lidstrom
Shootout move: “Fake shot, moving left to right, then shoot blocker”
Goal celebration: Fist pump
Video game: Call of Duty
Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
TV Show: Entourage
Actor: Seth Rogen
Cartoon: Family Guy
Website: NHL.com
Book: “It’s not about the Bike” by Lance Armstrong
Restaurant: Moxies
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Activity away from the rink: Movies
Breakfast food: Eggs scrambled with cheese
Superhero: Iron Man

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2007-2008SPOKANEWHL684141862
2008-2009SPOKANEWHL487142145




I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round