DOB: 31 January 1967
From: Beaumaris/Melbourne Grammar/St. Kilda
Number: 7 1991
Games: 9 (78 total)
Goals: 19 (143 total)
Debuted at the Saints in 1983 just after his 16th birthday, the 11th youngest player in league history, and was considered by some a brighter prospect than Tony Lockett. He injured his ankle in his first season and from then on suffered a number of injuries which restricted him to 69 games in eight seasons.
He was also renowned at Moorabbin as a hard-drinker and big punter, later confessing to losing $150,000 gambling and to being a binge drinker. He'd miss training due to hangovers or if they clashed with race meetings he was interested in.
Having walked out on the Saints in July 1990 to join VFA side Frankston, Owen was traded to Melbourne for Stephen Newport. At 24-years-old he swore off the booze and kicked 19 goals in nine games before suffering a season ending knee injury in Melbourne's first trip to Football Park.
1991 Football Records refer to him as being from Kew Rovers/St Kilda
Canberra Times - 13/06/1991