According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Couture inked a new five-year extension worth $6 million per season.
Couture had 21 goals and 16 assists in 48 games during the 2012-13 season for San Jose and added five goals and six assists in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks swept the Vancouver Canucks in the opening round before falling to the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Semifinals in seven games.
Couture was San Jose’s first-round pick (No. 9) at the 2007 NHL Draft. He has 89 goals and 78 assists in 232 regular-season games and is 17-16-33 in 49 playoff contests.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason