Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Courtenay
After his junior career hulking right-winger Ed Courtenay joined the Minnesota North Stars organization, who had signed him as a free agent on October 1st, 1989. Courtenay, who was born in Verdun, Quebec on February 2nd, 1968 spent the first three seasons of his professional career in the International Hockey League with the Kalamazoo Wings. His NHL break came as a result of league expansion. When the San Jose Sharks joined they league they helped stock their roster via a Dispersal Draft with the North Stars and that is how Courtenay joined his second NHL organization.

With the Sharks Courtenay got his opportunity. Though much of his 1991-92 season was spent on the farm, Courtnay did suit up for five games with San Jose, getting his first taste of the big leagues. The following season, 1992-93, Courtenay had a much longer NHL stay, playing 39 games. During his extended NHL run, he produced solid offense scoring 7 goals and adding 13 assists. Despite his success, it proved to be his last games in the NHL.

Courtenay spent the next four years bouncing around the minors with stops in the IHL, and the West and East Coast Hockey Leagues before settling down for the 1997-98 season. Despite leading the ECHL in scoring and capturing the league MVP award, Courtenay looked across the pond to continue his career.

That year Courtenay signed to play with the Sheffield Steelers of the British Elite League. Courtenay spent three productive seasons with Sheffield before moving on to join Ayr Scottish Eagles for the next two seasons.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 37 37 30 67 32 7 7 7 14 18
1985-86 Laval Titan QMJHL 2 0 0 0 0 8 2 4 6 2
1986-87 Laval Titan QMJHL 48 15 20 35 12 1 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Granby Bisons QMJHL 54 37 34 71 19 5 1 1 2 2
1988-89 Granby Bisons QMJHL 68 59 55 114 68 4 1 1 2 22
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 57 25 28 53 16 3 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 76 35 36 71 37 8 2 3 5 12
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -6
1991-92 Kansas City Blades IHL 36 14 12 26 46 15 8 9 17 15
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 7 13 20 10 -15
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 32 15 12 27 25
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 62 27 21 48 60
1994-95 Chicago Wolves IHL 47 14 16 30 20
1994-95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 9 5 0 5 4 9 5 3 8 2
1995-96 San Francisco Spiders IHL 20 6 3 9 8
1995-96 Reno Renegades WCHL 7 3 7 10 8
1995-96 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 3 0 2 2 4 18 5 12 17 23
1996-97 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 68 54 56 110 70
1997-98 Sheffield Steelers Britain 40 27 21 48 16 8 4 4 8 14
1998-99 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 8 5 1 6 25
1998-99 Sheffield Steelers Britain 42 26 26 52 12 6 5 3 8 0
1999-00 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 9 5 7 12 2
1999-00 Sheffield Steelers Britain 40 32 33 65 36 7 4 1 5 2
2000-01 Ayr Scottish Eagles BH-Cup 8 4 5 9 0
2000-01 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 43 20 19 39 22 6 4 2 6 6
2001-02 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 47 21 30 51 16 7 2 6 8 4
2002-03 Verdun Dragons QSPHL
2003-04 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 69 29 37 66 16 -22 7 2 5 7 4
2004-05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 62 24 35 59 20 +14 4 2 1 3 4
NHL Totals 44 7 13 20 10


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
ECHL First All-Star Team (1997) ECHL - Leading Scorer (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, October 1, 1989. Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Verdun (QSPHL), July 12, 2002.
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