If you haven't been paying attention for the past 21 games, now might be a good time to start taking notice.
For those of you that don't know of him yet, Adam Lowry is a Winnipeg Jets' prospect currently playing in the WHL for the Swift Current Broncos. He was a third-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and is highly regarded as being one of the steals of the entire draft.
The part about him being a steal looks like it's coming true.
The 19-year-old Lowry is in his fourth season with Swift Current, but this is the first time we've ever seen this type of offensive production out of him. After tonight's two goal performance, Lowry extended his massive point streak to 21 games. He's been on fire and has become a force in the WHL through the entire streak.
With 31 goals on the season, Lowry sits atop the leaderboards. He leads the WHL in goals and is fourth in points with 63. His previous career highs came two seasons ago when he finished with 18 goals and 45 points. He's already shattered those marks and still has plenty of time to keep it going.
The unsuspecting production comes as a surprise. Lowry's game has improved tenfold since the time he was drafted. He was already a talented young player with upside at the time, but now his game has developed much beyond that.
Lowry's learned how to become consistent. Not just night in and out with hustle and hard work, but consistent on the scoresheet. He has the ability to make plays and score goals and does so consistently. Lowry's big, strong, and can fend off defenders to create space–tools of a dominant power-forward.
With each game, Lowry proves that he can become at the very least, a true second line power-forward in the NHL some day. He's also proving that his third round selection could be one of the biggest steals in a long time. To put it in perspective, Lowry looks like he's going to be a real player. Start taking notice.