|Assets:||Is a natural goal-scorer with some playmaking ability and sound defensive acumen. A hard worker, he's a self-starter with leadership qualities. Has hockey sense and knows where he needs to be on the ice. Can play center or wing.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to play a more aggressive game, but that's not really his style. He's an average skater and not particularly fast for a goal-scorer, but he has improved it thanks to minor improvements in his footwork.|
|Career Potential:||Two-way scoring forward with upside.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2011-12|
|9/18/2012||Signed with Geneve-Servette (Switzerland). Signed with the Geneva-Servette (Switzerland). Signed with Geneva-Servette (Switzerland).|
|3/03/2012||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|2/28/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/26/2011||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract extension.|
|2/05/2011||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|1/15/2011||Missed 1 game (right knee injury).|
|1/13/2011||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/18/2010||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/29/2010||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/28/2010||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/23/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|11/20/2009||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/18/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|11/17/2009||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/16/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|11/14/2009||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/08/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|11/04/2009||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/02/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|10/25/2009||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/22/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|4/03/2009||Re-assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|10/04/2008||Returned to his junior team (Ottawa-OHL).|
|9/18/2007||Returned to his junior team (Ottawa-OHL).|
|7/19/2007||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to an entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round (9th overall) in 2007.|
Logan Couture says he'll be fine for Game 4 | 05/19/2013 8:36 AM
NewsLogan Couture (leg) said that he will be fine to play in Game 4 Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactCouture suffered an apparent leg injury in the second period Saturday and finally returned to play near the end of the second. His return was a huge boost to the Sharks as he scored the overtime winner. Although he did not talk to the press after the game, he made the announcement leaving the dressing room. He was seen to be limping but as he stated, expect him to be in the Sharks lineup Tuesday. Couture is tied for fourth overall in points with 10, including four goals.
Logan Couture scores OT winner Saturday | 05/19/2013 12:14 AM
NewsLogan Couture scored the overtime winner in San Jose's 2-1 victory Saturday.
ImpactCouture briefly exited the game due to a suspected leg injury, but was able to shake it off. Dan Boyle scored San Jose's other goal. Patrick Marleau assisted on both of the Sharks' goals. Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton each registered an assist for San Jose. Brad Stuart led the team with four blocked shots. Tommy Wingels recorded a team-high six hits.
Logan Couture returns to Saturday's game | 05/18/2013 10:55 PM
NewsLogan Couture has returned to the Sharks' game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter
ImpactCouture spent time in the Sharks' dressing room after crashing into the boards. Sharks fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
Logan Couture is questionable to return | 05/18/2013 10:39 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks said that Logan Couture might not return on Saturday.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactCouture crashed into the boards and appeared to sustain a leg or ankle injury. He played 7:41 minutes before he left the game.
Logan Couture might have suffered leg injury | 05/18/2013 10:22 PM
NewsLogan Couture went to the Sharks' dressing room after crashing into the boards.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactCouture appeared to be favoring his left leg. It was not immediately clear if he would return.
Couture offers tips on beating Quick | 05/16/2013 10:58 AM
NewsLogan Couture offered his thoughts on what the Sharks have to do on Thursday to beat Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.
CSN Bay Area
Impact"More traffic, more shots in succession," Couture said. "He's aggressive, he comes out of the blue [paint] and takes a lot of the net away. Shoot off of him. Rebounds. He's in a zone right now. He's playing great. He's seeing everything, compact with the puck, it's hitting him and not coming off him. We've got to find a way." The Sharks suffered a 2-0 loss to the Kings in Game 1 of their second-round series. If San Jose is to fare better on Thursday, Couture will probably be a big part of that. He had three goals and five assists in four games against the Vancouver Canucks in the first round.
Logan Couture was stunning vs Vancouver | 05/08/2013 10:55 AM
NewsLogan Couture had two assists in San Jose's 4-3 overtime win on Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactCouture was stunning against Vancouver with three goals and eight points in four games. San Jose has completed their sweep of the Canucks, so Couture will get an opportunity to rest before the second round. Fantasy owners will just have to hope that doesn't cause him to cool down.
Logan Couture dismantles Canucks in Game 3 | 05/06/2013 12:55 AM
NewsLogan Couture singlehandedly crushed the hopes of the Canucks with a four-point performance in Sunday's 5-2 victory in Game Three of their Western Conference playoff series.
ImpactCouture registered two goals and two assists for the Sharks, who have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead with this victory. Joe Pavelski was also a major contributor for San Jose as he recorded two goals and an assist in the win while Patrick Marleau also found the back of the net and Joe Thornton dished out a pair of helpers.
McLellan thinks Couture reached elite level | 04/30/2013 12:55 PM
NewsSan Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan believes Logan Couture has elevated himself to the "elite" level.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactMcLellan cited Couture's place in the Sharks' leadership dynamic as one of the big reasons for his growth, but it's hard to deny Couture's offensive contributions. After registering just four points in a dismal February, Couture had 13 goals and 23 points over 29 games in the final two months of the season. As long as he's healthy, Couture is a strong pick in playoff pools.
Logan Couture sits last half of 3rd period | 04/29/2013 11:02 AM
NewsLogan Couture missed the final nine minutes of the third period Saturday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactCouture was hit by Trevor Lewis and did not return to action, playing only 11:50 minutes but looked okay after the game according to reporters. We will update this situation if needed but be a little cautious about Couture in the early going of playoff pools.
Logan Couture scores 20th goal of 2013 | 04/24/2013 1:09 AM
NewsLogan Couture netted his 20th goal of the season in a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.
ImpactCouture has been hot lately with six points in his last three contests. Raffi Torres and Joe Pavelski each netted a goal for San Jose. Scott Gomez, Martin Havlat, Brad Stuart, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Justin Braun each assisted on one of the Sharks' three goals.
Logan Couture leading the Sharks | 04/23/2013 11:01 AM
NewsLogan Couture is becoming the leader of the San Jose Sharks.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactCoach Todd McLellan acknowledged on the weekend that Couture is the leader of the team and said he was 'driving the bus'. "I didn't know he said that, but it's obviously awesome to hear," Couture said. "We have a lot of leaders on this team, and a lot of guys who play well consistently. I just follow these guys' lead. I've been here for four years and learned a lot from a lot of these guys, but that's still pretty cool to hear." Couture has 35 points, second best on the Sharks behind Joe Thornton, but his value is much more than just points.
Logan Couture gets third star of the week | 04/22/2013 1:49 PM
NewsLogan Couture has been selected as the NHL's third star of the week.
ImpactCouture had three goals and six points in four games last week. He netted the game-winning goal for the Sharks on Monday and Thursday.
Logan Couture grabs 4 points in Sharks' rout | 04/19/2013 1:01 AM
NewsLogan Couture continued his impressive season Thursday night as he led the San Jose Sharks to a 6-1 rout of the visiting Minnesota Wild.
ImpactThe goals were the center's 18th and 19th of the season. The assists were his 14th and 15th. The Sharks' Martin Havlat had a good night, too, with three points -- two goals (sixth and seventh) and an assist (ninth). Both Couture and Havlat were plus-three on the night. Joe Pavelski and Raffi Torres had two-point efforts for San Jose, each collecting a goal and an assist.
Logan Couture scores a pair in 4-0 win | 04/16/2013 12:55 AM
NewsLogan Couture scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season in the San Jose Sharks 4-0 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
ImpactCouture has been a steady source of goals but his assists totals have held him back from being a point per game player. He is the Sharks best finisher so keep throwing him out there now that it's playoff time in head to head leagues.
Logan Couture for Olympics, coach says | 04/13/2013 11:33 AM
NewsSan Jose coach Todd McLellan has begun to lobby in an unsubtle way for Logan Couture as the Sharks' next Olympian.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactAfter Couture scored a beautiful backhand goal in regulation and another in a win over Detroit the other day, McLellan noted that it was likely Red Wings coach Mike Babcock could again be behind the bench for Team Canada if the NHL participates in the 2014 Olympics in Russia. "I think he's one of the top players in the league right now," McLellan said of Couture. "And when it's all said and done, he was probably playing in front of the Olympic coach here and he was trying to make a point. For my money, he can play on our team any day."
Logan Couture scores PPG Thursday | 04/11/2013 10:38 PM
NewsLogan Couture netted a power-play goal in a 3-2 shootout win.
ImpactPatrick Marleau scored a shorthanded goal at 2:35 of the first period. Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, and Dan Boyle each recorded an assist Thursday.
Logan Couture gets another two assists | 03/28/2013 10:08 AM
NewsLogan Couture registered two assists in the Sharks' 4-0 victory on Wednesday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactAfter a disappointing February, Couture has bounced back with six goals and 11 points in 13 games this month. Look for him to put up similar numbers in April.
Center Logan Couture praised by Sharks coach | 03/21/2013 11:26 AM
NewsSharks head coach Todd McLellan credited Logan Couture for being the spark for San Jose Wednesday night in a 4-3 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.
San Francisco Chronicle
ImpactThe Oilers had a 3-1 lead in the third period before an impressive San Jose comeback win. "Logan is always really determined, but he gets excited to come here and play in Edmonton, I don't know why," he said. "He had six shots on goal, a couple of goals, and an amazing shot in the shootout. We're really proud of him and we're happy to have him." Couture has said he gets personally motivated when he plays the Oilers because, as a Canadian, he hears an awful lot on the TV sports coverage about young Edmonton players such as Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle.
Logan Couture comes up big for San Jose | 03/21/2013 1:01 AM
NewsLogan Couture had two goals (plus a shootout marker) to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 (SO) on Wednesday.
ImpactHe's had a solid season, with 14 goals and nine assists for 23 points in 29 games. On an aging (and struggling) team, the 23-year-old is one of the biggest bright spots to look on.
Logan Couture leads Sharks past Kings | 03/15/2013 1:34 AM
NewsLogan Couture scored two goals and registered an assist in a 4-3 win Thursday.
ImpactBrent Burns had his second goal and first assist of the season. Matt Irwin also found the back of the net for the Sharks.
Logan Couture gets goal in second straight | 03/01/2013 2:25 AM
NewsLogan Couture recorded the Sharks' goal in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Red Wings on Thursday night.
ImpactCouture jumped out to a fast start, but he had a mere four points in February. The 23-year-old still has a solid eight goals and 14 points on the year, but fantasy owners expect a little more from him. Doug Murray and Joe Thornton had the assists.
Couture snaps eight game goalless draught | 02/27/2013 2:37 AM
NewsLogan Couture snapped his eight-game goalless streak with a marker on Tuesday night, as the San Jose sharks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in a shootout.
ImpactThe goal is Couture's seventh of the season, and gives him 13 points on the year. It also comes as a relief for fantasy owners, since Couture has recorded just three points in 11 games in February after his blistering start. T.J. Galiardi also scored his first goal of the season in the victory.
Logan Couture picks up an assist Friday | 02/16/2013 12:01 PM
NewsLogan Couture had an assist in Friday's 4-1 loss.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThat gives Couture six goals and 12 points in 14 games this season. Like most of the Sharks' players, he started the season strong and then fizzled out, but he should end up with 35-40 points this season when everything is said and done.
Logan Couture scores in Sharks 2-1 loss | 02/05/2013 5:40 AM
NewsLogan Couture scored his sixth goal of the season in the Sharks 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
ImpactCouture has been on a wicked tear to start the season, scoring 11 points in his first nine games. The Sharks are the best fantasy team in the NHL, making him a lock to start in your line up every chance you get.
Logan Couture scores again in Sharks win | 02/01/2013 6:07 AM
NewsLogan Couture scored his fifth goal of the season in the Sharks 3-2 shoot out win over the Edmonton Oilers.
ImpactEveryone in a Sharks jersey is on fire to start the season, and Couture is no exception. He already is at 10 points and is on pace to beat his career high of 65 points in only 48 games. He likely won't be able to achieve that, but Couture is emerging as a point per game talent and he has the line mates to get him there. Keep throwing him and any other Shark you have out there.
Logan Couture gets three points Tuesday | 01/23/2013 11:56 AM
NewsLogan Couture had two goals and an assist on Tuesday.
San Francisco Chronicle
ImpactCouture already has five points in just two games this season. He set a new career-high with 65 points in 80 games last season and while the shortened campaign will prevent him from doing that again in 2013, a 40-point campaign is not out of the question.
Sharks great on the face off draw | 01/21/2013 12:25 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks won 61 percent of the face off draws Sunday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThat is an amazing stat. Logan Couture won 11 of 15 face offs, just behind Joe Pavelski who was good on 9 of 11. Puck possession is very important in the NHL and if you win the draw it doesn't hurt.
Logan Couture had a nice Swiss run | 01/10/2013 12:34 AM
NewsLogan Couture might not be happy with the NHL, but he should be fairly pleased with his work overseas.
ImpactThe gifted, young San Jose Sharks forward managed 23 points in 22 games before calling it quits in the Swiss league. He hopes to maintain momentum from last season, when he had 31 goals and 65 points en route to his first NHL All-Star Game appearance.
Logan Couture still has hard feelings for NHL | 01/07/2013 1:20 PM
NewsLogan Couture is still not happy with the National Hockey League.
CSN Bay Area
Impact"I can only speak for myself, but I would say no to that," Couture told CSN Bay Area's Brodie Brazil when asked if everything was now water under the bridge. "It's definitely not water under the bridge. I understand it took both parties to go through this, but there are still some hard feelings towards the other side. I was able to be in some meetings and really realize what they were trying to do. We fought hard to get what we got. Basically we were fighting to give back less than they wanted, to take more and more and more from us. I wouldn't say it's water under the bridge, no." While Couture's attitude will not hurt him on the ice, it may when it comes to dealing with San Jose management.
|Goals||2||4 times-last:vs. Min||last:Apr 18||2|
|Assists||2||4 times-last:vs. Min||last:Apr 18||2|
|Points||4||vs. Min||Apr 18||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Apr 5||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Min||Apr 18||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Min||last:Apr 18||1|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Mar 2||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:at LA||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Ana||Mar 27||1|
|Shots||6||6 times-last:vs. Min||last:Apr 18||7|
|Penalty Minutes||41||2010-11 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||11||2011-12 (SJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (SJ)|
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