Reed Low's best NHL days were with the Blues
Thu, Aug 21st 2008, 00:00
Reed Low, a right winger, played in 256 career NHL games over five years. Low, a 6-foot-4, 227-pounder had stints with the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. Low's last season in the NHL was in 2006-07 with Chicago.
"It was a dream come true for me to get to play to get to play in the NHL," Low said. "It was awesome the first time that I walked into the locker room for the first time with the Blues."
Low played in 250 games with St. Louis and scored all his 19 points with the Blues. Low, an enforcer, also collected 694 penalty minutes while he was in St. Louis.
"I always had to be on top of my game because I was a fourth line guy and a tough guy," Low said. "It was a lot of fun being a tough guy and I really enjoyed protecting my teammates' backs."
Low's bruising style is most remembered in a game against Calgary when he collected 59 penalty minutes.
Although his rugged night against the Flames stands out, Low had no trouble at all recalling his biggest highlight in the NHL.
"I remember it was Nov. 9. 2000 and I was playing with the Blues and we were playing against the Colorado Avalanche (at the Pepsi Center) in Denver," Low said. "Al MacInnis gave me an outlet pass and the lines were changing and skated in and dumped a puck past Patrick Roy (Colorado's goalie) and into the back of the net. It was cool because it gave us a 3-2 lead in the third period and the goal also happened on my dad's birthday."