Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gerry Couture
Gerry Couture joined the NHL's Detroit Red Wings for the 1944-45 season but did not suit up for any games with the war effort not yet completed. In 1945-46, he took to the ice on 43 occasions, scoring three goals and ten points.

The 1946-47 season was split between the Red Wings and Indianapolis of the AHL, where he posted 24 goals and 42 points in just 34 games. He rejoined the Red Wings on a full-time basis the following two years, posting 29 and 31-point seasons, respectively. The 1950 Red Wing club proved to be the best in the NHL, coming away with the Stanley Cup. A drop in production in 1950-51 had the team and Couture believing that a change was in order. He played for the Montreal Royals of the Quebec League, the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, and ten games with the Montreal Canadiens in 1951-52 before moving on to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 1952-53 campaign. That season, he played in 70 games, scoring 19 goals and 37 points.

The final NHL season for Couture was 1953-54 when he scored eleven points for the Blackhawks. He continued to play professional hockey for another four years in the WHL, three with the Calgary Stampeders, and finally with the Saskatoon Royals in 1957-58.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1940-41 Saskatoon Nutana High-SK
1941-42 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers N-SJHL 8 12 6 18 0 6 9 5 14 0
1941-42 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers M-Cup 3 1 0 1 0
1942-43 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers N-SJHL 8 14 10 24 26 3 4 1 5 2
1942-43 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers M-Cup 8 14 7 21 2
1943-44 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers N-SJHL 1 1 1 2 2
1943-44 Univerity of Saskatchewan SAHA 2 6 3 9 2 1 3 1 4 2
1943-44 Saskatoon Navy SSHL 11 15 11 26 9 2 1 1 2 2
1943-44 University of Saskatchewan M-Cup 2 1 1 2 4
1943-44 Flin Flon Bombers Al-Cup 4 1 3 4 10
1944-45 Univerity of Saskatchewan N-SJHL 9 19 10 29 14 2 1 1 2 0
1944-45 Moose Jaw Canucks S-SJHL 4 4 3 7 2
1944-45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 43 3 7 10 18 5 0 2 2 0
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 5 10 15 0 1 0 0 0 0
1946-47 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 34 24 18 42 21
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 3 6 9 2
1947-48 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 42 26 25 51 8
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 19 10 29 6 10 2 0 2 2
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 24 7 31 21 14 5 4 9 2
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 7 6 13 2 6 1 1 2 0
1951-52 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 0 1 1 4
1951-52 Montreal Royals QMHL 6 1 4 5 0
1951-52 Buffalo Bisons AHL 9 2 3 5 2
1951-52 Cleveland Barons AHL 38 21 19 40 2 5 1 0 1 0
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 19 18 37 22 7 1 0 1 0
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 40 6 5 11 14
1953-54 Providence Reds AHL 19 10 7 17 2
1954-55 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 33 49 82 8 9 5 6 11 0
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 66 32 50 82 10 8 3 7 10 8
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 63 19 26 45 20 3 1 0 1 0
1957-58 Saskatoon/St. Paul Saints WHL 58 23 31 54 22
1958-59
1959-60 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 23 26 29 55 26 7 7 13 20 0
1959-60 Saskatoon Quakers Al-Cup 5 2 1 3 0
NHL Totals 385 86 70 156 89 45 9 7 16 4


WHL First All-Star Team (1955) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950) Traded to Montreal by Detroit for Bert Hirschfeld, June 19, 1951. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for cash, September 22, 1952.
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