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.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie