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Born January 25, 1991 (1991-01-25) (age 19),
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Ottawa Senators
Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
NHL Draft 9th overall, 2009
Ottawa Senators
Playing career TBD – present

Jared Cowen (born January 25, 1991) is a Canadian junior ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in the first round, ninth overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and currently plays for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

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Junior career

Cowen was selected by the Chiefs with the first-overall pick in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. He appeared in six regular season games in the 2006–07 season and also six playoff games. In his first full season with the team, he played in 68 games, and had four goals, 14 assists and 18 points, to go along with 62 penalty minutes. The Chiefs won the Ed Chynoweth Cup that season as the league's champions. Cowen played in all 21 playoff games, scoring one goal and adding three assists. As the league's champions, the Chiefs subsequently earned a birth in the 2008 Memorial Cup, where they defeated the Kitchener Rangers by a score of 4-1. Cowen effectively clinched the Chiefs' championship by scoring into an empty net with 56 seconds to play. He was named the Chiefs rookie of the year, and the WHL Western Conference scholastic player of the year.
The 2008–09 season saw Cowen's numbers improve, as he registered seven goals and 14 assists. However, his season was cut short due to a knee injury suffered in a game against the Chilliwack Bruins.[1] He still managed to be ranked as the seventh best skater in the final rankings for the 2009 NHL Draft by the International Scouting Service.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Juniors
Silver 2010 Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2008 Czech Republic
World U17 Hockey Challenge
Bronze 2008 Canada

Cowen helped Canada West win the bronze medal at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. In the tournament, he had 7 assists in 6 games, en route to being named player of the game for Team West three times. Cowen was also an assistant captain on Canada's gold medal winning team in the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Cowen was invited to Team Canada's selection camp for the 2010 World Junior Championships held in Regina during December, 2009. Cowen was selected to Team Canada for the event.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 6 0 2 2 2 6 0 1 1 6
2007–08 Spokane Chiefs WHL 68 4 14 18 62 21 1 3 4 17
2008–09 Spokane Chiefs WHL 48 7 14 21 45
2009–10 Spokane Chiefs WHL 59 8 22 30 74
WHL totals 181 19 52 71 183 27 1 4 5 23

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