2007-08: Justin Courtnall chose to stick with the BCHL, returning to the Victoria Grizzlies after a brief stint with the Burnaby Express. In 60 games with Victoria, he netted 19 goals and had 32 assists for a total of 51 points. He also registered five points (3g+2a) in 11 playoff games with the Grizzlies.
2008-09: Courtnall returned to the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) as a 19-year-old; delaying his college debut until 2009-10. He was the Grizzlies second-leading scorer with 22 goals and 41 assists and had 98 PMs in 60 games. Courtnall scored 10 of his 22 goals on the power play. In 14 playoff games for the Island Division regular season champs he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and had 24 PMs.
2009-10: Courtnall skated in 21 of 38 games for Boston University as a freshman. In lower line duty he was -4 with 8 PMs and did not register a point. The Terriers finished tied for third in Hockey East but uncharacteristically struggled to break .500.
2010-11: Courtnall had an increased role in his sophomore season at Boston University – skating in 32 games and scoring 3 goals with 3 assists. He was +1 and had 23 PMs as the Terriers again finished third in Hockey East.
2011-12: Courtnall skated in 39 games for Boston University as a junior. Playing in primarily a physical, lower line role, he amassed a team-leading 73 penalty minutes and was minus-five with 4 goals and 3 assists. The Terriers finished in the third spot in Hockey East (tied in points with second-place Massachusetts-Lowell) and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after reaching the Hockey East semifinals. Courtnall received a game misconduct penalty in the Terriers' NCAA regional game with Minnesota for a check to the head. Originally drafted by Tampa Bay but not signed to a contract, he attended the Bruins' prospect camp in June and signed a contract with the AHL's Providence Bruins in August 2012 – foregoing his final season of college hockey.
Courtnall’s mix of tough play and playmaking ability make him an interesting prospect.
Signed to AHL contract with the Providence Bruins. At this stage, Courtnall is a longshot for an NHL career.