WINNIPEG - Adam Lowry plans to have a "low key" summer, but July 19 was anything but.
The 25-year-old centre signed a three-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets that day, and - making the date even more important - avoiding the arbitration date, which was set for July 22, by three days.
Lowry couldn't imagine signing his deal - which comes with a 2.916 average annual value - with any other team.
"I wanted to be back in Winnipeg for a good amount of time. It's where I broke into the League, they're the team that drafted me and gave me the opportunity to play in the NHL," said Lowry, who the Jets chose in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft.
"To be able to sign for three more years, I'm ecstatic."