Couture recorded a goal, an assist and three shots Saturday's 4-1 win over the Islanders. The multi-point effort gives Couture four goals and six points in his last three games. If all goes well, the 29-year-old forward could finish at a point-per-game clip in 2018-19 so keep him in your lineup regularly.
Couture recorded his third career hat trick Thursday, contributing heavily to a 5-1 home win over the Sabres. Couture's first goal was of the power-play variety, and he'd cap off the stellar performance with an empty-netter. Perhaps the most interesting facet of this monster outing from Couture is that five different Sharks factored into his scoring plays throughout the night. He'll look to extend his point streak to three games in Saturday's home game against the Islanders.
Couture managed just one shot on goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks. Couture's inability to produce Wednesday looks even worse when you consider he was on the ice with the man advantage for 3:19. The winger picked up two PIM and a minus-1 rating for a rather disappointing season opener.
Couture officially signed an eight-year, $64 million contract with the Sharks. With 10 seasons in the Sharks organization completed, Couture will solidify his veteran status on the team with eight more years. The 29-year-old has racked up 213 goals and 224 assists in 582 regular-season games, and he's added another 81 points in 96 postseason contests.
Couture is closing in on an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with the Sharks, Sportsnet reports. It sounds like the two sides are busy putting finishing touches on the mega-deal. Couture's current contract with the Sharks ($6 million AAV) wouldn't expire until July 1 of 2019, but it makes perfect sense for GM Doug Wilson to reach a deal with the prized pivot a year ahead of time. Selected ninth overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Couture's compiled 437 points (213 goals, 224 assists) over 582 career contests -- all with San Jose -- and he's been locked in on the team's No. 1 power-play unit. We'll keep you posted once Couture officially puts pen to paper on the new deal; perhaps that will happen Sunday when the free-agency signing period commences.
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