2007-08: Couturier played for the Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA squad, where he scored 19 goals and 37 assists for 56 points in 40 games. He also represented Team Atlantic at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, where he picked up 1 assist in 5 games. Couturier was drafted second overall by the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs in the 2008 QMJHL Draft.
2008-09: Couturier played his QMJHL rookie season for Drummondville, appearing in 58 games for that club. He scored 9 goals and added 22 assists for 31 points. In 19 playoff games for the Voltigeurs, Couturier scored 1 goal and chipped in 7 assists for 8 points. He once again represented Team Atlantic at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he scored 5 goals and added 4 assists for 9 points in 5 games.
2009-10: In 68 games for the Voltigeurs, Courturier scored 41 goals and added 55 assists for 96 points on the season. Couturier won the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the QMJHL's leading scorer and was a QMJHL Second-Team All-Star.. He played in 14 playoff games for that team, netting 10 goals while adding 8 assists for 18 points.
2010-11: In his third season with the Voltigeurs, Couturier appeared in 58 games for that team. He scored 36 goals and added 60 assists for 96 points, a point total that was good for fifth overall in the QMJHL. Couturier won the Michel Briere Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the QMJHL, and also copped the Michael Bossy Trophy as that league's Top Professional Prospect. He was named a QMJHL First-Team All-Star at center. Couturier was named to Canada's entry at the 2011 Under-20 World Junior Championship. He played in 7 games in that tournament, scoring 2 goals and adding 1 assist for 3 points.
A combination of size and skill, Couturier is a solid and safe contributor at both ends of the ice. Perhaps his on-ice vision is his greatest asset, with a knack for finding an open teammate and threading a pass across the rink. Although he needs to continue to add strength to his frame and he is not known for being a punishing physical player, he uses his body well to protect the puck and make a play. Compared to the rest of the package, his skating is only average with the first few steps needing some extra work.
Couturier will attend Flyers camp with his sights set on securing a roster spot in 2011-12 but with the Flyers' depth at forward, particularly at the center position, he may be headed back to Drummondville for one more season of juniors. Should he return to juniors, Couturier would likely once again play for Canada's entry in the 2012 World Junior U-20 championships. One of the players in consideration for the first overall pick headed into the 2011 NHL Draft, Couturier projects to being a top level two-way forward and a gifted offensive player that makes those around him better. While Flyers fans may have to wait until 2012-13 to see him at the NHL level, he should be a fixture in the Philadelphia lineup once he arrives.