Sharks' Couture an All-Star

January 12, 2012, 6:15 pm
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PROGRAMMING NOTE: Sharks (23-11-5, 51 points) at the Winnipeg Jets (20-17-5, 45 points). Coverage begins tonight at 5:00 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California, and the puck drops at 5:30.

Logan Couture has been selected as San Jose's lone representative at the NHL All-Star game. He leads the team with 17 goals and is tied for third with 30 points.

I think its very deserving. Hes been one of our most consistent players for the last year and a half," Sharks coach Todd McLellan explained.

"Hes very dynamic, and plays in all situations, and is very responsible. I still find it hard to believe that hes as young as he is. He fits in with our star players, our Thonrtons and Marleaus, and they are basically a decade ahead of him as far as age goes.

"Give him credit for establishing himself in the National Hockey League and maintaining throughout his career so far.

Couture finished runner-up to Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner in the Calder Trophy voting last season, awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie.

This season, Skinner has 12 goals, 24 points, and is not an All-Star.

The game will be held Jan. 29 at ScotiaBank Place in Ottawa.