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1970 NHL DRAFT PICK
Ron Low
Selected in eighth round
No. 103 overall by Toronto Maple Leafs

Born June 21, 1950
Position: Goaltender
Height: 6-1   Weight: 205
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Dauphin (MJHL)                               
Birthplace: Birtle, Manitoba (Canada)
Hometown: Foxwarren, Manitoba
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPW-L-T GAASO SV%
1967-68 WinnipegWCHL 16n/a 5.750 n/a
1968-69 DauphinMJHL --n/a ---- n/a
1969-70 DauphinMJHL 33n/a 3.570 n/a

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
MJHL Goalie Games-Played Leader:
1969-70 (Dauphin) (33 games)
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 21, 1972 (Detroit at Toronto)
Numbers: 30 (Toronto); 1, 30 (Washington); 30 (Detroit); 1 (Quebec); 30 (Edmonton); 30 (New Jersey)
Stanley Cup: 1990 (as assistant coach).  Status: Retired 1986
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeams GP W-L-TGAASOSV%
1972-1985 TOR, WAS, DET,
QUE, EDM, NJ
382 102-203-384.28 4n/a
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeams GPW-L GAA SOSV%
1978-1980 Detroit, Edmonton7 1-63.850 n/a

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Washington MVP:
1974-75
New Jersey Unsung Hero: 1983-84
1974-75: Played on first Washington NHL team.
1979-80: Played on first Quebec Nordiques NHL team.
Scouting Career: Named New York Rangers pro scout prior to 2002-03 season and remained in that position until July 30, 2004. ... Named Ottawa pro scout on July 30, 2004.
Coaching Career: Named Edmonton assistant coach on August 3,  1989, and remained in that position through April 5, 1995. ... Named Edmonton head coach on April 6, 1995, and remained in that position until June 6, 1999. ... Named New York Rangers head coach on July 12, 2000, and remained in that position until April 15, 2002. ... Named Ottawa goaltending coach on July 30, 2004.
Miscellaneous: Shared two shutouts with Jacques Plante for Toronto in 1972-73. ... Made his first NHL start after Plante had an asthma attack in the Maple Leaf Gardens parking lot on day of Oct. 21, 1972, game with Detroit and was unable to play. ... Was first player chosen in 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. ... Became first starting goaltender in Washington NHL history on Oct. 9, 1974, against New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.  ... Started all eight of Washington's victories in 1974-75 season. .. Became first goaltender to get a shutout for Washington on Feb. 16, 1975. ... Signed as free agent with Detroit in September 1977, forcing Red Wings to give Walt McKechnie to Washington as compensation.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Jacksonville (EHL); Tulsa (CHL); Richmond (AHL); Kansas City (CHL); Syracuse (AHL); Wichita (CHL); Nova Scotia (AHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
CHL Ivan Trophy (MVP):
1978-79 (Kansas City)
CHL All-Star First Team: 1978-79 (Kansas City)
CHL All-Star Second Team: 1973-74 (Tulsa)
EHL Southern Division Rookie of Year: 1970-71 (Jacksonville)
CHL Goalie Games-Played Leader:
1978-79 (Kansas City) (63 G)
CHL Goaltending Minutes Leader: 1971-72 (Tulsa) (2,428 minutes), 1978-79 (Kansas City) (3,795 minutes)
CHL Wins Leader: 1978-79 (Kansas City) (33 wins)
CHL Playoffs GAA Leader: 1972 (Tulsa) (1.89 GAA)
CHL Playoffs Shutouts Leader: 1972 (Tulsa) (1 shutout)
Coaching Career: Named player-assistant coach for Nova Scotia (AHL) in 1985-86. Ended playing career in 1986 and remained Nova Scotia assistant through 1986-87 season. ... Named Nova Scotia (AHL) head coach for 1987-88 season, moved with team when it relocated from Halifax to Cape Breton in 1988 and remained in position through 1988-89 season. ... Named Houston (IHL) head coach on Aug. 4, 1999, and remained in position until July 11, 2000.
Management Career: Served as general manager of Houston (IHL) from Aug. 4, 1999, to July 11, 2000.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
EXPANSION: Toronto left Low unprotected for the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. He was claimed by Washington on June 12, 1974.

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SNAPSHOT '70
Total Selected: 115
Forwards: 66
Defense: 36
Goaltenders: 12
Position n/a: 1
Major Junior: 87
College Players: 18
Canadian: 109
Euro-Canadian: 0
USA Citizens: 6
U.S.-Born: 6
European: 0
Reached NHL: 60
Won Stanley Cup: 7
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 11
Year-end All-Star: 4
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 13
 
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