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Thursday, March 09, 2006

LSSU’s Most Prolific Scorer on the Move Again

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that it has acquired, Lake Superior State University alumnus Jim Dowd from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the club’s fourth-round draft choice in the 2006 Entry Draft.

Dowd played for Lake Superior from 1987-91, amassing 91 goals and 183 assists, becoming LSSU’s all time scoring leader, in his four seasons wearing the famous anchored jersey. Dowd was named the team MVP for his play in the 1989-90 season in which he scored 25 goals to go with his team record 67 assists, and repeated as MVP in 1990-91 scoring 24 goals and 54 assists. Dowd still owns LSSU career records for assists with 183, points with 274, and games played 181.

The 37 year old Dowd, a 6-1, 190-pound forward is a veteran of 571 NHL contests spanning 14 seasons, playing for New Jersey, Vancouver, the New York Islanders, Calgary, Edmonton, Minnesota Wild, Montreal, and Chicago. Dowd has scored 60 goals and 158 assists in his NHL career.

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