Rob Cowie
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1967-11-03)November 3, 1967,
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
Pro Career 1994 – 2004

Robert "Cowboy" Cowie (born November 3, 1967, in Willowdale, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman, most notably for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, for whom he played parts of two seasons in 1995 and 1996.

College career[edit | edit source]

Cowie was a four-year letterman [1] for the Northeastern University Huskies between 1988 and 1991, scoring over 40 points each of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He finished his college career with 46 goals and 96 assists for 142 points in 139 games, and is the second leading scorer and fourteenth leading overall scorer in school history.[2] He was named an All-Hockey East All-Star in 1988, 1989 and 1990, and was named an All-American in 1990. [3]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

After his college career ended, Cowie signed with the Winnipeg Jets and was assigned to their Moncton Hawks farm team in the American Hockey League. He quickly established himself as an offensive defenseman in the minors, never scoring less than 11 goals in a full season for the whole of his minor league career. His best season as a pro came in the final season for the storied Springfield Indians in 1994, when as an assistant captain for the club he scored 17 goals and 57 assists for 74 points and was named a First Team All-Star on defense.

Following that season, Cowie signed with the Los Angeles Kings, and saw his first NHL action in 1995, splitting the 1995 and 1996 seasons between Los Angeles and the Kings' minor league affiliate, the Phoenix Roadrunners. Cowie's first NHL goal was assisted by his Kings teammate Wayne Gretzky.

After the 1996 season, Cowie spent the rest of his playing career in Europe, most notably with Eisbaren Berlin, for whom he played four seasons between 1998 and 2002. He retired after the 2004 season.

Cowie's National Hockey League totals were 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 72 games.

Post-professional career[edit | edit source]

Since retiring as a player, Cowie has remained active in the sport as a scout for the New York Islanders. He is also a founder of Athletes Resource, a sports services organization. The company hosts an annual hockey prospects tournament and professional conditioning camps attended by players from the NHL and other professional leagues.

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