Ronald Albert Low
Goalie
Left-Handed Catcher
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 6.21.50 Birtle, Manitoba
How he arrived: Traded by the Edmonton Oilers with Jim McTaggart for Lindsay Middlebrook and
Paul Miller, 2.19.83
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a minor league contract after the
84-85 season
Year
Team
GP
GS
MP
W
L
T
OTL
GA
SA
SV
SO
GAA
SV %
1982-83
NJ
11
9
608
2
7
1
N/A
41
344
303
0
4.05
.881
1983-84
NJ
44
39
2218
8
25
4
N/A
161
1133
972
0
4.36
.858
1984-85
NJ
26
23
1326
6
11
4
N/A
85
628
543
1
3.85
.865
Franchise
Career Totals
 
81
71
4152
16
43
9
N/A
287
2105
1818
1
4.15
.864
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Low had as many years in the NHL as Chico Resch did when he served as his backup in New Jersey. The only
difference is Low was a little more well-traveled.

Such would be the case for a goalie that played strong but was playing for bad teams. I'm not just talking about the
Devils, either; he was the first starting goalie in Washington Capitals history and also played for the Detroit Red Wings,
then a franchise in such a mess, for a season.

The best team he had played for was the early build of the Edmonton Oilers' forthcoming dynasty. He was part of the
reason Wayne Gretzky made his Mickey Mouse statement back in 83, having played with him since the Oilers joined
the NHL and having been in goal for that game.

Low had to undergo arthroscopic surgery (Don't know what body part, though.) late in the 84-85 season, but managed to
come back that March for a handful of games. But he wasn't the same, so he ended his NHL days on a bad note. He
finished his playing career in the AHL.

He would return to the (parent) Oilers as an assistant coach in 1989 after manning the Nova Scotia/Cape Breton bench
for 2 years, and stayed on their staff through to 99, with the last few seasons there as the head coach. He followed that
with a year as the Houston Areos coach before taking the New York Rangers' bench job for 2 years. He would then join
the Ottawa Senators staff as a goalie coach in 2005 and was there up until early 2008.

He had also owned a golf course near Dauphin Lake, Manitoba, up until 2014.
Entry Draft: 1970 Eighth Round Pick (103rd overall) by the
Toronto Maple Leafs