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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first NHL Draft, NHL.com assembled a 13-member panel to select the best first-round picks of all time, based on selection number. NHL.com will feature one of the top first-round picks each day, beginning with the best No. 30 pick on June 1 and culminating with the all-time No. 1 pick on June 30, the day of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Kevin Lowe never had the same cachet as some of his more famous teammates, but his role on six Stanley Cup championship teams can't be overstated. While the names Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Brian Leetch and Mike Richter drew headlines, Lowe was a defensive-zone stalwart and dressing-room leader.