NHL Draft Profile: Sean Couturier
Ask Drummondville (QMJHL) center Sean Couturier about playing against older, tougher competition, or about being chosen second overall in the 2008 QMJHL Draft, or the thought of scoring on Martin Brodeur (who his aunt knew well) and he'll use one word to describe those experiences: "special."
But Couturier, the potential first overall selection in next year's NHL draft, is pretty special himself.
Couturier's off-the-charts season in the Q, tying the league lead in regular season scoring with 96 points, was actually more than special. It was amazing. What might be even more impressive was the way his two-way skills separated him from the pack -- Couturier also led the league with a mind-blowing plus-62. It's his well-rounded game, not to mention his size (6-foot-4 and 193 pounds), that makes Couturier so elite.
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