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Sean Couturier | Center | #14

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (8) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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This might be the season Sean Couturier lives up to his offensive promise.
Couturier was a dominant offensive force at the junior level and was projected to eventually be a major contributor in that regard in the NHL. However, the 24-year-old has yet to reach the 40-point mark in a single season and has instead established himself as a strong defensive option. This season though he's getting a great opportunity on the first line and so far he's taken advantage of it by scoring three goals and six points in five games. "I always believed I could produce offensively at this level, but it was more just the situations I was put in I think," said Couturier. "Coming into the league, there wasn’t much room for me in the top six or top nine. I was taking whatever role I could to help the team and I think I did pretty good in a shutdown role. It did get pretty frustrating at times. People see you as a shutdown guy. That can be most frustrating at times." He's in a different situation now and that could lead to this being his breakout season. Oct 17 - 10:16 AM

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Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist Saturday.

It was a big evening for a lot of Flyers but Couturier was among the offensive stars with his big night. The center has three goals and six points and is benefiting from centering Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. He could be a 60 point player if he remains on the top line so grab him now if you can.
Oct 15 - 9:16 AM

Sean Couturier scored a power play goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

The 24-year old center had one point all preseason prior to Thursday. Couturier can contribute points in a secondary role, but the seven-year veteran has yet to record a 40-point season. Couturier didn’t even score a power play goal last season. Of course, the Flyers have better scoring options in guys like Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek. Couturier is still young and bound to break past that 40-point threshold at some point, so he’s worth a look in later fantasy rounds or through the waiver wire.
Sep 28 - 9:56 PM

Sean Couturier had a strong finish to the 2016-17 campaign.

While plus/minus always needs to be taken with a grain of salt, Couturier had a plus-18 rating in his final 19 games. He was also strong offensively over that span with five goals and 17 points. "Sean Couturier was playing the best hockey I've ever seen him play," teammate Jakub Voracek said. Couturier's overall campaign was nothing out of the ordinary though as he finished with 14 goals, 34 points, and a plus-12 rating in 66 games. So the question now is if his hot finish was a taste of things to come or just part of an inconsistent campaign. Couturier, 24, has always had offensive upside, but he's failed to reach the 40-point mark in any of his first six NHL campaigns.
Apr 20 - 9:59 AM

Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists in the Flyers' 6-3 win over the Islanders Thursday night.

With that Couturier has 13 goals and 31 points in 61 contests. He's reached the 30-point mark for four straight campaigns, but he's also likely to continue his trend of falling shy of 40 points.
Mar 31 - 9:06 AM

Sean Couturier found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Couturier tied the game at one with his goal at the 17:59 mark of the first period. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and one takeaway in 19:53 of ice time. The Flyers forward has accumulated seven points in his last six games. Couturier is up to 12 goals and 15 assists in 57 games this season. Matt Read and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers.
Mar 24 - 12:17 AM

Sean Couturier has two goals and nine points in his last eight games.

Add to that a plus-nine rating and you can see why he has been so hot. Couturier had a three assist night on Sunday and has 11 goals and 26 points in 55 games this season. We like his streak but based on his past performance, we still cannot recommend him on an on-going basis.
Mar 20 - 8:48 AM

Sean Couturier scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Couturier opened the scoring one minute into the second period and he also helped set up Dale Weise's goal with less than a minute left in the third frame. Couturier finished the game with a plus-2 rating and eight shots on goal in 18:38 of ice time. The Flyers forward has 11 goals and 12 assists in 53 games.
Mar 15 - 10:44 PM

With Valtteri Filppula now part of the Flyers' long-term plans, it looks like Sean Couturier will be Philadelphia's third-line center for the foreseeable future.

Couturier has 398 NHL games under his belt and has recorded just 175 points over that span, but he's always been seen as someone with offensive upside. Now though, it looks like the Flyers are moving on from that hope. It's understandable given that Couturier hasn't made progress this season with just 16 points in 48 games (albeit partially due to the lingering effects of his MCL sprain), but the bottom line is that you shouldn't expect a big campaign from him in 2017-18 either given his more clearly cemented role.
Mar 7 - 6:10 AM

Sean Couturier scored the only Flyers goal of the night as they lost a 2-1 contest to the Capitals Saturday.

Couturier has not scored a goal since February 2 against the Canadiens. In these 11 games, he has earned only two assists and registered a -4. Couturier has not exactly burned up the ice in shots on goals either with only 19 in that span, but he turned the tide against the Caps and made five shots.
Mar 4 - 10:58 PM

Sean Couturier (illness) was fine to play on Thursday.

Couturier skipped Wednesday's practice due to the disease. He ended up logging 20:35 minutes Thursday night.
Mar 3 - 5:01 AM

Sean Couturier left Wednesday's practice due to illness.

So Flyers fans can relax if they were worried about him being traded. Couturier has posted nine goals and 17 points along with winning 54.7% of his draws through 46 games this season. He's considered day-to-day.
Mar 1 - 12:31 PM

Sean Couturier will play alongside Jordan Weal and Jakub Voracek on Saturday.

Couturier had been playing on a checking line with Nick Cousins and Matt Read, so this new arrangement obviously has far more offensive potential for him. Couturier has nine goals and 15 points in 39 contests this season.
Feb 11 - 6:42 AM

Sean Couturier scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Couturier registered the primary assist on Matt Read's game-winning goal in the third period before adding the empty netter in the final seconds. The 24-year-old is up to nine goals and 15 points in 36 games this season. He's still not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 2 - 10:41 PM

Sean Couturier scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Couturier helped set up Travis Konecny's power play goal in the first period and he added one of his own in the second to give his team a 3-2 lead. Couturier finished tonight's game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, five shots on goal and a blocked shot in 22:50 of ice time. He has eight goals and four assists in 28 games this season. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, while Claude Giroux scored the winner in the shootout.
Jan 12 - 10:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Jordan Weal
3Travis Konecny
4Scott Laughton
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Michael Raffl
5Matt Read
6Colin McDonald
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Robert Hagg
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz