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Sean Couturier

North American Skater - Drummondville, QMJHL
Final Rank:6Midterm Rank:2
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 4"Weight:197
Born:December 7, 1992Hometown:Bathurst, NB
Born in:Phoenix, AZ, USA
Drafted: 2011: PHI (1st Round / 8th Overall)  Philadelphia Flyers
• Through the first round of the 2011 playoffs, he was second on the Voltigeurs with eight points (3-5--8) in their four-game series win over Chicoutimi.

• After finishing in a tie for fourth in league scoring with 96 points (36-60--96) this season, Couturier was named the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player, the Top 2011 Draft Prospect and selected a First-Team All-Star. He also finished second in the league with a plus-55 rating.

• He was the youngest and only draft-eligible player on Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships, winning a silver medal. He also won a gold medal with Canada’s Under-18 team at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.

• Couturier led the QMJHL in scoring with 96 points (41-55--96) in 2009-10, becoming the first 17-year-old to lead the league in scoring since Sidney Crosby of the Rimouski Oceanic in 2004-05. He also led the team with a plus-62 rating while often playing against the opposition’s top players.

• His father, Sylvain, was drafted 65th overall by Los Angeles in 1986 and played 33 games with the Kings between 1988-89 and 1991-92 – he is now the General Manager of the Acadie-Bathurst Titans in the QMJHL.

• Couturier played for the Notre Dame Hounds in 2007-08, winning the Saskatchewan Midget AAA championship alongside Jaden Schwartz (14th overall by St. Louis in 2010) and Brandon Gormley (13th overall by Phoenix in 2010).

NEWS: Couturier stays the course despite adversity (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL player: Evgeni Malkin
Shootout move: “One hand”
Goal celebration: “Fist Pump”
Video game: Mario Cart and NHL
Movie: Slapshot
Actor: Adam Sandler
Website: RDS.ca
Restaurant: East Side Mario’s
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball and Football
Breakfast food: Pancakes
Superhero: Spiderman

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2008-2009DRUMMONDVILLEQMJHL589223114
2009-2010DRUMMONDVILLEQMJHL6841559647
2010-2011DRUMMONDVILLEQMJHL5836609636