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Adam Courchaine
Adamcourchaine
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
DEL Team
F. Teams
DEG Metro Stars
Houston Aeros
Duisburg Foxes
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 23 1984 (1984-05-23) (age 32),
Winnipeg, MAN
NHL Draft 219th overall, 2003
Minnesota Wild
Pro Career 2005 – present


Adam Courchaine (born May 23, 1984, in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the DEG Metro Stars of the German Bundesliga (DEL).

Playing careerEdit

Growing up in Winnipeg, Courchaine dominated at the minor hockey level with the AAA-midget Winnipeg Warriors,[1] putting up 119 points in 50 games. In 2001–02, he joined the major junior ranks with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was traded during his rookie season to the Vancouver Giants during their inaugural season and became a cornerstone for the franchise in its beginning years. Courchaine put up a team-high 85 points in his first full season with the Giants, helping them to their first playoff appearance in 2003. His 43 goals established a Giants' franchise record which remained unbroken until Evander Kane surpassed the mark in 2008–09. Courchaine was also named a WHL West Second Team All-Star[2] and was subsequently chosen in the off-season by the Minnesota Wild, 219th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He played two more seasons with the Giants, leading them in scoring for a second consecutive season in 2003–04 with 82 points while being named to the WHL West First All-Star Team.[2] In four seasons with the Giants, Courchaine led the team in scoring twice and accumulated a franchise all-time leading 126 goals and 273 points in 241 games. His 147 assists was also a franchise record until it was surpassed by defenceman Jonathon Blum on February 7, 2009.[3]

Graduating from major junior in 2005–06, Courchaine was assigned to the Wild's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Houston Aeros.[4] However, he was a regular healthy scratch and was demoted to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) where he played with the Pensacola Ice Pilots and Gwinnett Gladiators.

Although Courchaine was signed overseas by Zell Am See of Austria,[2] he spent the 2006–07 season inactive. The following season, Courchaine played in the German Bundesliga with the Duisburg Foxes. He enjoyed more success than his rookie season in the minors and led Duisburg in scoring with 50 points.[5] In the following 2008–09 season, he joined fellow German team, the DEG Metro Stars.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02Medicine Hat TigersWHL4455106
2001–02Vancouver GiantsWHL291612288
2002–03Vancouver GiantsWHL714342852442132
2003–04Vancouver GiantsWHL70394382341146106
2004–05Vancouver GiantsWHL712850783264372
2005–06Houston AerosAHL100000
2005–06Pensacola Ice PilotsECHL4221284924
2005–06Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL302201758136
2006–07EK Zell am SeeANL324150913893111431
2007–08Duisburg FoxesDEL5628225030
2008–09DEG Metro StarsDEL391424381816124164
2009–10DEG Metro StarsDEL501826441831010
2010–11DEG Metro StarsDEL521617331691674
DEL totals 197 76 89 165 82 28 14 10 24 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL
West Second All-Star Team 2003
West First All-Star Team 2004

RecordsEdit

  • Vancouver Giants' all-time leading point scorer - 273
  • Vancouver Giants' all-time leading goal scorer - 126

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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