SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Center Logan Couture (@Logancouture) to an eight-year contract extension. Subject to team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Logan is a difference maker and has the proven ability to elevate his game when his team needs him the most," said Wilson. "His leadership, on and off the ice, combined with his high skill level and hockey sense make him a crucial component to this team's success. We're thrilled that Logan has made this long-term commitment to the team and to the community."
Couture was named the Sharks Foundation Player of the Year last season, registering 61 points (34 goals and 27 assists), ten power-play goals, two shorthanded goals, four game-winning goals and 204 shots on goal in 79 games. The center set career highs in goals and shorthanded tallies (tied), and led the team in goals, power-play goals and shorthanded goals (tied). Couture ranked third on San Jose in points, fourth in shots on goal and led all Sharks forwards in blocked shots (72). His goal total ranked T-17th among all NHL skaters, and he ranked tied for fifth among all NHL forwards in blocked shots.
Video: Couture discusses his contract extension with Sharks
Couture led all Sharks skaters with 12 points during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and led San Jose with eight assists and two power-play goals (tied).
In 582 career NHL games, all with San Jose, Couture has recorded 437 points (213 goals, 224 assists) and a plus-57 rating. Couture is one of just 15 players in the NHL (along with fellow Sharks Forward Joe Pavelski) to have recorded seven or more seasons of 20 goals or more since 2010-11. He ranks fifth in goals among his 2007 draft class, and ranks in the top-five all-time in several Sharks franchise categories, including: goals (4th), points (5th), plus/minus (+57, 4th), power-play goals (65, 5th), game-winning goals (40, 3rd), and shots on goal (1,702, 5th).
In 96 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with San Jose, Couture has posted 81 points (34 goals, 47 assists) and seven game-winning goals (including two in overtime). In the 2016 playoffs, Couture led all scorers with 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists), setting Sharks single-playoff records in both categories, and is one of just five players in the NHL in the last 20 years to have recorded 30 or more points.
On the all-time Sharks franchise playoff list, he ranks second in points-per-game (.84), third in goals (34) and assists (47, tied), fourth in points, and third in game-winning goals.
The 2011 Calder Trophy finalist was named to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, as well as the 2011 All-Rookie Team. Internationally, Couture helped his native Canada capture a gold medal in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and also represented his country at the 2007 U-18 World Jr. Championships.
In addition, he was named Sharks Rookie of the Year in 2010-11, Sharks Player of the Year in 2011-12 (along with last season) and the Sharks Three Stars of the Year winner in 2014-15.
The six-foot-one, 205-pound native of Guelph, Ontario was originally selected by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (9th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.