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Logan Couture Named Winner of 2019-20 'Three Stars of the Year' Award

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Logan Couture (@LoganCouture) is the winner of the 2019-20 "Three Stars of the Year" Award.

Couture registered 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 52 games this season. He finished tied for second among all Sharks skaters in game-winning goals (3), tied for third in goals, and tied for fifth in assists and points. The centerman tied for second in overtime goals (3) league-wide and became the first player in Sharks franchise history to score the OTG in consecutive team games, Nov. 21 at Vegas and Nov. 23 vs. NY Islanders. Throughout the 2019-20 campaign, Couture was named the First Star of the Game five times, and was one of the Three Stars of the game eight times in total.

The 10th captain in Sharks history skated in his 671st career NHL game on Oct. 22 at Buffalo, passing Mike Rathje for fifth on the franchise's all-time games played list. Couture later appeared in his 700th NHL game on Dec. 21 vs. St. Louis, becoming the fifth Sharks skater to reach the milestone with the franchise.

Since joining San Jose in the 2009-10 season, Couture ranks first in overtime goals (5), second in goals (256), and third in assists (290), points (546), plus/minus rating (+51), power-play goals (71) and game-winning goals (46) among all Sharks skaters during that span. He was named to his second NHL All-Star Game this season (2012), but was replaced by Tomas Hertl due to injury.

The six-foot-one, 200 pound native of Guelph, Ontario was selected by San Jose in the first round (9th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft.

The Sharks "Three Stars of the Year" Award winner is tabulated by the number of times a player is named a "star" of the game. At the end of each regular-season game, players received five points for being chosen first star, three points for second star and one point for third star as listed on the official NHL game sheet. Each star is chosen by members of the media based on the player's performance in each game.

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