Flyers ink former Volts forward to multi-year contract


The Philadelphia Flyers inked former Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Sean Couturier to a multi-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

Couturier, 22, spent three seasons in the QMJHL from 2008 to 2011 with the Voltigeurs before making the jump to the NHL in 2011-12 after getting drafted eighth overall by the Flyers in 2011.

The six-foot-three, 198-pound centreman, scored 86 goals and 223 points in 184 regular season games with the Voltiguers. He also added 17 goals and 37 points in 43 playoff games. Couturier won the President Cup with the Voltigeurs in 2009.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native has represented Team Canada on three separate occasions. In 2008 and 2009 he participated with Team Canada Atlantic at the Under-17 World Hockey Championships and then played for the red and white at the 2011 World Junior Championship winning a Silver medal. He recently won a Gold medal at the 2015 World Championships.

Since his jump to the NHL, Couturier has found the back of the net 45 times and has collected 118 points in 287 games

Couturier is currently a shareholder of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan where his father, Sylvain, is the general manager.