2005-06: The Ottawa 67′s made Couture the 12th pick of the CHL Draft with high expectations, and he did not disappoint. Playing in 65 games, Couture led all Ottawa rookies in goals (25), assists (39), and points (64). His 64 points were third best overall on the team, and third most for any OHL rookie. He continued his strong play during the 67’s short six game playoff run, leading the 67’s in points with seven (three goals, four assists). His seven points were also fifth most for any OHL rookie, an accomplishment made more remarkable due to the fact that he only played in six games.
2006-07: Logan was selected to play in the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge for Team OHL. Couture only played in one game, recording an assist. He has also been named as one of the 40 players selected to play in the 2007 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Couture is following up his remarkable rookie campaign with a better than a point per game average in his second full season, in 54 games Couture scored 26 goals en route to 78 points.
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* Listen to Logan Couture’s Hockey’s Future Radio interview (Sept. ’06)
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2007-08: Couture’s third season with the Ottawa 67’s (OHL). In 51 games, he racked up 21 goals and 37 assists for a total of 58 points.
2008-09: 2008-09 marked Logan Couture’s final year with the Ottawa 67’s(OHL). Couture wrapped up his final junior season with 39 goals and 48 assists, good for 87 points, in 62 games with the 67’s. After 7 playoff games with the 67’s, where Couture notched 10 points, Couture packed his bags for Worcester for his first taste of professional hockey. Couture failed to register a point in 4 regular season games. In the playoffs, Couture participated in 12 games with the Worcester Sharks(AHL), picking up 3 points.
2009-10: proved to be a pivotal season for Logan Couture. After amassing just 3 points in 16 regular season and playoff games with the Worcester Sharks(AHL) in 2008-2009, Couture exploded in 2009-2010, scoring at over a point-per-game pace. In 42 games with Worcester, Couture scored 53 points, picking up 20 goals and 33 assists. His play earned him a call-up to the big club early in the season, and on October 25th Couture made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks(NHL) against the Philadelphia Flyers. Couture scored his first NHL goal on November 5th against the Detroit Red Wings. In 25 games with San Jose Couture tallied 9 points along with maintaining a +4, proving Couture could be consistent two-way player in the NHL. Couture wrapped up the season with the Sharks, playing 15 playoff games and scoring 4 goals.
Scouts were attracted to his two-way commitment to the game. Offensive forward. His balance could use some improvement as he has a hard time staying on his feet at the AHL level.
Could be a second or perhaps first liner in the NHL.