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Sean Couturier | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
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Sean Couturier led the Flyers with a goal and an assist in the 4-1 victory over the Panthers on Thursday night.
Couturier snapped a five game pointless drought with the pair of points, raising his season's output to four goals and three assists over 13 games so far. Nov 6 - 10:06 PM

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Sean Couturier missed Wednesday's practice due to a stomach virus.

Couturier has three goals and five points in 12 games this season. Consider him questionable for Thursday's game.
Nov 5 - 3:31 PM

Center Sean Couturier collected three points in the Philadelphia Flyers' 5-3 upset victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

Couturier had assists on goals by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (his first of the season and of his career) in the first period and by Matt Read (his first of the season) in the third. Couturier then sealed the win for the Flyers with an empty-net goal at 19:33 of the third. That was his third goal of the season. His two assists were his first two of the season. Couturier also was a plus-three on the night. He was the only Flyer to record three points in Pittsburgh but three of his mates had two points. R.J. Umberger had a goal (his second) and an assist while Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each produced two assists.
Oct 22 - 10:49 PM

Center Sean Couturier produced Philadelphia's lone goal in the Flyers' 2-1, opening night loss in Boston Wednesday night.

Jakub Voracek and Matt Read picked up the assists on the goal.
Oct 8 - 10:26 PM

It looks like Sean Couturier's upper-body injury isn't anything to worry about.

He suited up for the Flyers on Sunday and he participated in Tuesday's morning skate in preparation for another preseason game. Couturier will probably be between Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read against the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Sep 30 - 2:20 PM

Sean Couturier is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Not much has been revealed beyond that, so we have no way of knowing if Couturier's in any danger of missing the season opener. Couturier is looking to take a step up offensively this season after recording 39 points in 82 games in 2013-14.
Sep 26 - 2:05 PM

Sean Couturier has been getting some playing time with Wayne Simmonds.

Couturier has excelled defensively, but the Flyers are hoping he can do more offensively this season. Playing alongside Simmonds might help him reach that goal. "He can help me create some chances and get some goals," Couturier said. "He has a way to score goals. He knows where to be. Having a guy like that on my line, I have to take more risks offensively and maybe, it can help us score more."
Sep 25 - 8:53 AM

If 2013-14 patterns hold, Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier could be a decent low draft pick in leagues with shorthanded points.

He easily led all forwards in total PK TOI last season (with 281:22, and he has more offensive ability than many of the other top forwards in shorthanded time. If Couturier's game climbs but he keeps carrying a heavy load, he could be a good source for SHP. Tomas Plekanec was another high-end forward who received a lot of PK reps, though it remains to be seen if Montreal goes that route again.
Sep 6 - 6:08 PM

Philadelphia will look for Sean Couturier to contribute more offensively in 2014-15.

Couturier has developed into a strong defensive center, but he had just 39 points in 82 games last season. "Our biggest upside is up front with Brayden [Schenn] and Sean," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. "Sean, you love what he does, the unselfishness, the team first, loving the challenge of playing against the other team’s top line. That’s awesome stuff. ... He needs to push harder north. It’s a little bit of a mentality, a little bit of an attitude, but there’s going to be expectations placed on him that haven’t been [there] up to this point. He’s a young player and rightfully so, there has not been expectations from him to produce at a high level, but he’s been in the league long enough now where he needs to push the bar, offensively." Couturier does have a fair amount of offensive upside despite his lackluster numbers in the NHL thus far. He's worth keeping an eye on.
Sep 2 - 6:37 PM

Sean Couturier had a cyst removed from his foot and is walking around on crutches, said Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Wednesday.

The Flyers' young center has now undergone two surgeries this off-season, one on his abdominal and one on his foot. Nonetheless, the two-way center should be completely healed from both operations by the time training camp rolls around later this summer.
Jun 25 - 9:17 PM

Sean Couturier has undergone abdominal surgery.

Couturier is expected to spend the next five to six weeks recovering, which means that he'll be ready for training camp with time to spare. He had 13 goals and 39 points in 82 contests in 2013-14.
Jun 11 - 11:17 AM

Sean Couturier has a sports hernia.

Couturier is waiting to find out if he'll require surgery. Either way, he should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
May 2 - 6:41 PM

Sean Couturier scored a goal in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Couturier has been one of the league's best defensive forwards this season, but he hasn't done much offensively. He has just 11 goals and 37 points in 79 games in 2013-14.
Apr 9 - 10:44 AM

Sean Couturier has become one the NHL's best defensive centers and is getting some Selke Trophy buzz.

He has been extremely effective in shutting down the NHL's top offensive centers such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jonathan Toews. That makes him a highly-praised NHL player. But with only 10 goals and 35 points this season, he is barely rosterable in fantasy hockey circles.
Mar 23 - 11:28 AM

Philadelphia center Sean Couturier, a little more than three months removed from his 21st birthday, is becoming one of the top centers in the NHL and, in a 4-0 victory for Philadelphia over Pittsburgh Saturday, he outshone the game's top player, Sidney Crosby.

Couturier assisted on two of the Flyers' three goals and won six of eight faceoffs against the Penguins' captain. Crosby finished the day at minus-3. He has been a minus-3 or worse only two other times this season. Veteran Flyer Claude Giroux on Couturier: "There's a little thing - when he plays Pittsburgh, he just plays better."
Mar 16 - 10:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Scott Laughton
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery