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Sharks Sign Center Logan Couture to a Two-Year Extension

Friday, 08.26.2011 / 12:00 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Sharks Sign Center Logan Couture to a Two-Year Extension

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed center Logan Couture to a two-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Named the 2010-11 PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year” and finishing second in the Calder Trophy race, Couture, 22, was second among all NHL rookies in goals (32) and points (32-24=56), first in game-winning goals (eight), power play goals (10), shots (235) and fifth in plus/minus (+18). In addition, he set an NHL rookie record by scoring seven game-winning goals on the road and became only the 23rd NHL rookie to ever score 20-plus road goals (22).

We’re excited to see him build upon his early success and continue his growth over the next three seasons.” - Doug Wilson, Sharks General Manager
Overall in the NHL, Couture finished T-14th in goals, T-7th in game-winning goals and 14th among all NHL forwards in blocked shots (66). He also set Sharks rookie records for goals, power play goals, game-winning goals and shots.

Named to the Honda NHL Superskills squad at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, he was named NHL Rookie of the Month and Sharks Player of the Month for December 2010.

“Logan is an excellent teammate and he proved it by committing to the team-first philosophy that we have instilled here,” said Wilson. “Last season, as a rookie, he was a catalyst for our hockey club as one of our most consistent players. Over the last two postseasons, he has been one of our most reliable players. We’re excited to see him build upon his early success and continue his growth over the next three seasons.”

In two seasons, Couture has posted 65 points (37-28=65) and a +22 plus/minus rating in 104 regular season games. Those 104 games are tied for the fifth most ever recorded by a player prior to losing his eligibility for the Calder Trophy trailing only Nelson Pyatt (107), Pat Ribble (106), John Wensick (106) and Mikhail Grabovski (105). Amassing 33 postseason games thus far, he has posted 18 points (11-7=18) and his 11 goals place him tied for tenth on the all-time franchise playoff goals scored list.

The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of London, Ontario was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (9th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
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10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
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A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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