Jake Dowell

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Jake Dowell
Troy Brouwer and Jake Dowell.jpg
Born (1985-03-04) March 4, 1985 (age 33)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Chicago Blackhawks
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 140th overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2006–present

Jacob Charles Dowell (born March 4, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing with EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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 July 28, 2014, Dowell signed a one-year free agent contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.[3]

On August 31, 2015, Dowell signed a professional tryout contract in returning to attend the Rockford IceHogs training camp for the 2015–16 season.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Personal[edit]

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.[7] The Dowells host fundraisers to battle the disease.[8] Dowell himself has tested negative for Huntington's.[9] 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.[10]

Dowell is married to his wife, Carly, and together they have one daughter.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 USNTDP NAHL 44 5 12 17 51
2002–03 USNTDP NAHL 9 2 2 4 13
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
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 2 3 5 8 6 0 3 3 4
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 49 7 10 17 64 12 1 1 2 6
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 2 1 3 10
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 75 6 14 20 128 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 78 7 16 23 96 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 1 1 2 5
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 6 15 21 63 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 52 2 5 7 53
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 37 4 5 9 34 4 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Iowa Wild AHL 57 7 12 19 56
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 5 10 15 75
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 72 11 24 35 99 3 0 2 2 4
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 66 4 11 15 101
NHL totals 157 11 22 33 133 2 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC18 4th 6 0 1 1 10
2004 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 2
2005 United States WJC 4th 7 0 3 3 12
Junior totals 19 0 6 6 24

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2007 [11]
AHL
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award 2014 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Dowell Scores 1st NHL Goal Thursday in Calgary". weau.com. November 22, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Wild agrees to terms with Jake Dowell". Minnesota Wild. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Bulldogs sign Jake Dowell to one-year contract". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Former IceHogs captain returns to Rockford on PTO". Rockford IceHogs. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  5. ^ "IceHogs sign Dowell, recall DeSousa". Rockford IceHogs. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  6. ^ "A leader for the Black Wings" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Ken (December 14, 2015). "JAKE DOWELL'S HAPPINESS TEMPERED BY SOBERING REALITY". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Jake Dowell: I'm negative for Huntington's". Leader-Telegram. December 13, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Kuc, Chris (December 25, 2015). "Clean bill of health a relief to former Blackhawk Jake Dowell, family". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  10. ^ a b "DOWELL NAMED WINNER OF FRED T. HUNT AWARD". theahl.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  11. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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