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Position Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
DEL Team
F. Teams
DEG Metro Stars
DEL
Duisburg Foxes
ECHL
Gwinnett Gladiators
Pensacola Ice Pilots
AHL
Houston Aeros
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 23 1984 (1984-05-23) (age 25),
Winnipeg, MAN
NHL Draft 219th overall, 2003
Minnesota Wild
Pro Career 2005present


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

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Playing career

Growing up in Winnipeg, Courchaine dominated at the minor hockey level with the AAA-midget Winnipeg Warriors, 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 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. 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.

Graduating from major junior in 2005–06, Courchaine was assigned to the Wild's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Houston Aeros. 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, 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. In 2008–09, he joined the DEG Metro Stars.

Awards

  • Named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team in 2003.
  • Named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2004.

Records

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

External links

  • Adam Courchaine's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Adam Courchaine's NHL player profile
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