Logan Couture
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Logan Couture

Hometown:

London Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-03-28

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

1st round (9th overall), 2007

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2005-06: The Ottawa 67's made Logan 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.

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.

 

Talent Analysis

Couture has a two-way commitment to the game. Offensive forward. His balance could use some improvement as he had a hard time staying on his feet at the AHL level.

 

Future

Couture is now an established NHL forward for the San Jose Sharks.

 

San Jose Sharks gamble paid off at the 2007 Draft

by David Thicke
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Photo: Forward Logan Couture is one of the top players from the 2007 NHL Draft. The second-year player has managed back-to-back 30 goal seasons. (Photo courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft started with the Sharks organization trading to get two first-round picks in order to select their targeted players, while moving players who had become disposable to them. The morning of the draft, the Sharks quickly dealt backup goaltender Vesa Toskala and forward Mark Bell to the Maple Leafs for the 13th and 44th picks in the 2007 draft, as well as their fourth-round pick in 2009. Toskala and Bell had become expendable due to the development of a few of their prospects over the last season.
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