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Bob Lowes Hired As Assistant Director Of Player Personnel

The newest member of the Las Vegas staff comes to the team from Ottawa where he was the chief amateur scout for the Senators. Bob Lowes also spent an extended period of time in the WHL as a head coach including a nine year stint coaching Kelly McCrimmon’s Brandon Wheat Kings.

From Ottawa Senators Media Guide

From Ottawa Senators Media Guide

Lowes is the assistant to Vaughn Karpan who was also an amateur scout prior to joining the Vegas front office.

During his time as chief amateur scout the Sens selected Thomas Chabot and Colin White in the first round in 2015 and Logan Brown this season. None of the three have made it to the NHL level. While a scout in Ottawa the Senators also selected Nick Foligno (son of Las Vegas pro scout Mike Foligno), Erik Karlsson, Jakob Silfverberg, Robin Lehner, Mika Zibanejad, Jared Cowen, and Curtis Lazar. But most notably he is credited with the selection of Mark Stone with the 178th selection in the sixth round of the 2010 Draft.

Lowes is 53 years-old and has been coaching or scouting since 1984 when his short playing career ended. He continues the trend of GM George McPhee preferring scouts with long resumes in the NHL and/or WHL. He is one of the few who was directly poached from another organization, which is likely why he has the fancy title rather than being named scout like much of the staff.

Once again, all signs point to this once again being a good signing as the organization continues to build what appears to be a dream front office. They have 261 days until the Expansion Draft and just a few more until their first Entry Draft. Hopefully this players on ice look as promising as the staff who assembled them off it.

Vaughn Karpan Hired As Director of Player Personnel



Vaughn Karpan, the former Director of Professional Scouting for the Montreal Canadiens has been hired as Director of Player Personnel with Las Vegas.

He also has a past as an amateur scout with the Jets/Coyotes prior to his time in Montreal.

The titles are all beginning to sound similar as we continue to see McPhee add members to his staff. So, I think it’s time for a recap of everyone who has been hired on the hockey side. (Note: Craven is kind of a liaison between The Creator, hockey ops and business ops)

General Manager – George McPhee
Senior Vice President – Murray Craven
Assistant General Manager – Kelly McCrimmon
Director of Player Development – Wil Nichol
Director of Hockey Operations – Misha Donskov
Special Advisor to Hockey Operations – David Conte
Director of Player Personnel – Vaughn Karpan
Director of Hockey Legal Affairs/Capologist – Andrew Lugerner
Director of Hockey Administration – Katy Boettinger
Director of Goaltending and NHL Goaltender Coach – Dave Prior
Director of European Scouting – Vojtech Kucera 
Amateur Scout – Bruno Campese 

Got it? Ok, good. Cause I’m not doing this again til they hire ten more people.

Vaughn Karpan will always be remembered to me as “the guy’s profile that has the recap of the whole staff.” Congrats Vaughn, you’ve been bookmarked on computers all throughout the valley.

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