The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the promotion of Bob Lowes to the role of chief amateur scout while adding two full-time amateur scouts to the team’s scouting department.

A Regina native, Lowes originally joined the Senators as a part-time amateur scout in 2006. As chief amateur scout, he will provide direction to the entire amateur scouting staff as the group prepares for each year’s NHL Draft. Lowes, who has been an integral component of the team’s drafting regime dating to his full-time hiring in 2008, spent 12 seasons as a head coach in the Western Hockey League between 1992 and 2004, the first nine of which were with the Brandon Wheat Kings before spending the next three seasons with the Regina Pats.