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Sharks Sign Couture to a Five-Year Extension

Friday, 07.05.2013 / 11:50 AM / News
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Sharks Sign Couture to a Five-Year Extension

SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed center Logan Couture (@Logancouture) to a five-year contract extension. The extension will commence on July 1, 2014 following the expiration of Couture’s current contract.

In 2012-13, Couture played in all 48 regular season games for San Jose, leading the team in goals (21) and finishing second in points (37) and assists (21), along with a +7 rating and four penalty minutes. Amongst all NHL players, Couture ranked sixth in game-winning goals (5), 10th in goals (21), and 15th in power play goals (7). Amongst forwards, Couture’s 51 blocked shots ranked second in the NHL.

Couture also played in all 11 postseason games for the Sharks, registering a point-per-game average with 11 points (five goals, six assists). Amongst Sharks players, Couture ranked T-first in goals (5), first in power play goals (5), first in game-winning goals (3) and second in points (11). In Game Three of the Sharks WCQF against Vancouver, Couture tallied four points (two goals, two assists), including a pair of power play goals and an assist in the third period. That performance set a Sharks postseason franchise record for most power play goals in a period and tied franchise records for most points in a game, most points in a period and most goals in a period.

In addition, Couture accrued various awards during the season. He finished 5th in Lady Byng voting, was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week from April 15 –21 and was named the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for the month of April.

His 84 regular season goals over the last three seasons ranks him seventh among all NHL players.

During the 2011-12 season, Couture was voted the 2011-12 Brocade “Sharks Player of the Year”, selected to the 2012 NHL All-Star team and was named Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” in December. He tied for first on the team in goals (31) and was second in points (65). His 76 blocked shots were T-8th amongst league forwards.

In 2010-11, Couture was the runner-up for the Calder Trophy, presented to the NHL’s top rookie, after registering 56 points (32 goals, 24 assists) and a +18 rating. He was also named the 2010-11 PlayStation® “Sharks Rookie of the Year” and in December 2010 was named NHL Rookie of the Month as well as Sharks Player of the Month.

The 24 year-old Couture has appeared in 232 career NHL games with San Jose, notching 167 points (89 goals, 78 assists), a +31 rating and 67 penalty minutes.

In 49 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has posted 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) and 6 penalty minutes.

The six-foot-one, 200-pound native of London, Ontario was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (9th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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