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San Jose Sharks Lock Up Logan Couture for 2 Additional Years on Astini News

As reported by Brodie Brazil of CSN, the San Jose Sharks and Logan Couture have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the center in teal through the 2013-14 season. Couture, who will make $1.25 million this year, will make a combined $5.75 million in the the following two seasons. 

Couture is a young centerman with skills on and off the puck. Sharks GM Doug Wilson was keen on keeping him in San Jose. In his first full season last year, Couture notched 32 goals, good for second most on the team.

Perhaps more important to the Sharks, though, is Couture's playoff production. Couture put up 14 points in 18 playoff games this past season. In the 2009-10 playoffs he was also an asset. After playing in only 25 regular season games, Couture contributed four goals to the Sharks cause in limited playing time. 

The Sharks have struggled in the playoffs to get consistent production from their top six forwards. Hopefully, Couture's play will continue to help correct what has turned into the Sharks' fatal flaw.

It has been a busy offseason for the Sharks and GM Doug Wilson. However, the extension given to Couture will likely be considered his least controversial move—there's no denying the upside of the 22-year-old Couture.

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