March 4, 1985 |
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|EHC Black Wings Linz
|NHL Draft||140th overall, 2004
Dowell grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and played for Memorial High School in Eau Claire for two seasons, totaling 90 points. In both seasons, Dowell helped lead the Old Abes to sectional championships and state tournament berths.
Dowell left Memorial High School to be a part of the USA Hockey U-18 Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the year 2001. Later, Dowell returned to Wisconsin to play college hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers where he won a National Championship. Dowell was selected in the fifth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dowell signed a contract with Chicago in July 2007. On November 23, 2007, Dowell scored a short-handed goal in his first NHL game, a 2–1 win over the Calgary Flames. Dowell broke his foot the next game, but recovered from the injury to play 17 more games in the 2007–08 season.
Dowell was only called up to play in one contest in the 2008–09 season. He was on the Blackhawks active roster against Vancouver and Detroit in the playoffs, but he did not play.
During the 2009–10 season, Dowell played three games for the Hawks.
On July 1, 2011, the Dallas Stars announced that the club had agreed to terms with center Dowell on a one-year contract worth $800,000. During the 2011–12 season, Dowell played in 52 games contributing with 2 goals and 7 points.
On July 4, 2012, Dowell signed a two-year free agent contract with the Minnesota Wild. Over the duration of his contract with the Wild, Dowell amassed just 3 games, whilst primarily playing with AHL affiliates, the Houston Aeros and the Iowa Wild.
On August 31, 2015, Dowell signed a professional tryout contract in returning to attend the Rockford IceHogs training camp for the 2015–16 season. After 5 games with the IceHogs on October 22, 2015, Dowell was signed to an AHL contract to continue in Rockford for the remainder of the season.
After captaining the IceHogs in the 2016–17 season, and posting 15 points in 66 games, Dowell as a free agent opted to sign his first contact abroad in agreeing to a one-year deal with Austrian club, EHC Black Wings Linz of the EBEL, on May 12, 2017.
Dowell and his family have worked to raise awareness and find a cure for Huntington's disease, a disease which has afflicted his brother and his father. The Dowells host fundraisers to battle the disease. Dowell himself has tested negative for Huntington's. For his work to cure Huntington's while still committing to playing hockey, Dowell was awarded the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award during the 2013–14 season.
Dowell is married to his wife, Carly, and together they have one daughter.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||37||6||13||19||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||38||12||14||26||74||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||43||5||15||20||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||41||19||6||25||54||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2007|||
|Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award||2014|||
- "Jake Dowell Scores 1st NHL Goal Thursday in Calgary". weau.com. November 22, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "Wild agrees to terms with Jake Dowell". Minnesota Wild. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
- "Bulldogs sign Jake Dowell to one-year contract". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
- "Former IceHogs captain returns to Rockford on PTO". Rockford IceHogs. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
- "IceHogs sign Dowell, recall DeSousa". Rockford IceHogs. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
- "A leader for the Black Wings" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
- Campbell, Ken (December 14, 2015). "JAKE DOWELL'S HAPPINESS TEMPERED BY SOBERING REALITY". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "Jake Dowell: I'm negative for Huntington's". Leader-Telegram. December 13, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- Kuc, Chris (December 25, 2015). "Clean bill of health a relief to former Blackhawk Jake Dowell, family". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "DOWELL NAMED WINNER OF FRED T. HUNT AWARD". theahl.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.