Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yves Courteau
Yves Courteau was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the midst of his four-year junior career with Laval of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Just months after drafting him, the Red Wings traded his rights to the Calgary Flames, who were pleased to see him develop into a hundred point scorer who represented his country at the 1984 World Junior Tournament.

Courteau turned pro with the Flames organization in 1984 and ended up playing 14 games with Calgary that season. He managed one goal and four assists in that time. At the minor league level with the Moncton Golden Flames Courteau honed his offensive game producing 19 goals in 59 games.

The next year again he had a brief audition with Calgary, this time playing 4 games and scoring a goal and an assist. The rest of the year was spent back down at the farm. During his third NHL training camp the Flames traded Courteau to the Hartford Whalers for Mark Patterson.

Most of the 1986-87 season was spent with the Whalers farm club in Binghamton, but he did manage to play 4 contests with Hartford. Courteau was unable to register a point in what proved to be his final NHL games.

After one more season with Binghamton, Courteau retired from professional hockey.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Laval Insulaires QAAA 42 51 44 95 22 11 10 12 22 6
1980-81 Laval Voisins QMJHL 70 24 39 63 80
1981-82 Laval Voisins QMJHL 64 30 38 68 15 18 14 13 27 28
1982-83 Laval Voisins QMJHL 68 44 78 122 52 12 4 11 15 0
1983-84 Laval Voisins QMJHL 62 45 75 120 52 14 11 16 27 6
1983-84 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 0
1983-84 Laval Voisins M-Cup 3 2 3 5 0
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 14 1 4 5 4 +2
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 59 19 21 40 32
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 4 1 1 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 70 26 22 48 19 10 4 2 6 5
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -6
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 57 15 28 43 8 7 1 4 5 12
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 25 15 22 37 22 4 2 0 2 0
NHL Totals 22 2 5 7 4 1 0 0 0 0


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1984) Rights traded to Calgary by Detroit for Bobby Francis, December 2, 1982. Traded to Hartford by Calgary for Mark Paterson, October 7, 1986.
Suffered eventual career-ending stomach injury in training camp, October, 1987.
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