Lowe was the first player ever selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL Draft and played more regular-season games (1,037) and Stanley Cup Playoff games (172) with them than anyone else. He played on six Stanley Cup-winning teams, five with the Oilers and one with the New York Rangers-- a team that included six of his teammates from his days with Edmonton -- and was voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020.
The Oilers joined the NHL from the World Hockey Association in 1979 and chose, Lowe, a defenseman, in the first round (No. 21) of the 1979 NHL Draft. He stepped into their lineup that fall and had 21 points (two goals, 19 assists) in 64 games; his first NHL goal, on Oct. 10, 1979, was also the first NHL goal in Oilers history. He scored 10 goals in 1980-81, the only time he reached double figures in goals in the NHL, and finished with an NHL career-high 46 points (four goals, 42 assists) in 1983-84, when the Oilers won their first of five Stanley Cup championships in a span of seven seasons.