March 4, 1985 |
Eau Claire, WI, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||140th overall, 2004
Jacob Charles Dowell (born March 4, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) and currently serves as their captain.
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.
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 have teamed with many Eau Claire businesses, Clear Channel Radio and WEAU-TV to host fundraisers to battle the disease.
|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|||
- "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.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.