Oilers to retire Hall of Famer Kevin Lowe’s No. 4 in November

Kevin Lowe speaks to media about the upcoming NHL Centennial Greatest Team celebration game and being voted the greatest team of all time, in Toronto on Sunday, December 10, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers announced Monday they will retire Hall of Fame defenceman Kevin Lowe’s No. 4 jersey before their game against the New York Rangers on Nov. 5.

Lowe played 19 seasons in the NHL — 15 with the Oilers and four with the Rangers — and registered 84 goals and 347 assists in 1,254 regular-season games. He won the Stanley Cup five times with Edmonton (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990) and once with New York (1994).

The 62-year-old Lowe, who is now an alternate governor with the Oilers, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the induction ceremony was postponed to this Nov. 15.

Lowe’s No. 4 will be the eighth jersey retired by the Oilers joining Glenn Anderson (No. 9), Paul Coffey (No. 7), Grant Fuhr (No. 31), Wayne Gretzky (No. 99), Al Hamilton (No. 3), Jari Kurri (No. 17) and Mark Messier (No. 11).

Edmonton also announced a dressing room tribute for Joey Moss will take place ahead of their first home pre-season game against the Seattle Kraken on Sept. 28. Moss, a longtime Oilers locker room attendant who was born with Down syndrome, passed away last year.

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