Ed Courtenay

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Ed Courtenay
Born (1968-02-02) February 2, 1968 (age 46)
Verdun, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Kalamazoo Wings
Kansas City Blades
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Wolves
Peoria Rivermen
Reno Renegades
Jacksonville Lizard Kings
San Francisco Spiders
South Carolina Stingrays
Sheffield Steelers
Ayr Scottish Eagles
Verdun Dragons
Belfast Giants
Newcastle Vipers
Playing career 1988–2009

Edward Emmett Courtenay (born February 2, 1968 in Verdun, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger and head coach.

Professional career[edit]

Following Courtenay's junior hockey career with Laval Titan and Granby Bisons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) he was signed by the Minnesota North Stars as a free agent on 1 October 1989. Minnesota assigned Courtenay to play with Kalamazoo Wings in the International Hockey League (IHL) where he spent his first three professional seasons.

Courtenay was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 Dispersal Draft when the NHL expanded to include San Jose. During the 1991–92 and 1992–93 seasons Courtenay played 44 NHL games for San Jose.

Courtenay spent the next four seasons playing for the Kansas City Blades, the Chicago Wolves, the Peoria Rivermen and the San Francisco Spiders in the IHL; the Reno Renegades in the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL); and the Jacksonville Lizard Kings and the South Carolina Stingrays in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before joining the Sheffield Steelers in the United Kingdom to play in the Ice Hockey Superleague (ISL) in 1997. Courtenay played for Sheffield for three seasons before signing for the Ayr Scottish Eagles for the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons, also in the ISL.

He returned to North America when he was signed as a free agent by the Verdun Dragons of the Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League (QSPHL) on 12 July 2002 for the 2002–03 season. Courtenay returned to the South Carolina Stingrays for the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons before he returned to Europe as a player/coach with the Belfast Giants in 2005. He guided the team to Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) league success in 2006. Courtenay's tenure as Head Coach ended after the 2007/08 season and he was succeeded by Steve Thornton.

Coaching career[edit]

Courtenay played for EIHL club Newcastle Vipers, after being persuaded to come out of retirement by head coach Rob Wilson and joined on 6 August 2009 to Manchester Phoenix as Assistant coach.

Retirement from ice hockey[edit]

As of March 2010 after returning home to South Carolina for a family visit, Ed had applied for a job outside of ice hockey with soft drinks giant Pepsi in the Carolinas area. His application was successful and Ed won't be returning to Manchester Phoenix and is now considered retired.[1]

On July 21, 2011, it was revealed Courtenay is being considered for the coaching vacancy in Charleston (SC) for the South Carolina Stingrays, along with Stingrays assistant Spencer Carbery and Colgate University assistant coach Brad Dexter.[2]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • ECHL leading point scorer for 1996–97.[3] (shared with Mike Ross)[7]
  • ECHL most power play goals for 1996–97.[3]
  • ISL most goals for 1997–98.[3]
  • ISL most power play goals for 1997–98.[3]
  • ISL leading point scorer for 1999–00.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season[11]   Playoffs[3][11]
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1989–90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 56 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 Kansas City Blades IHL 36 14 12 26 46 15 8 9 17 15
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Kansas City Blades IHL 32 15 11 26 25
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 7 13 20 10
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 Reno Renegades WCHL 7 3 7 10 8
1995–96 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 3 0 2 2 4 18 5 12 17 23
1995–96 San Francisco Spiders IHL 20 6 3 9 8
1996–97 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 68 54 56 110 70
1997–98 Sheffield Steelers ISL 40 27 21 48 16 8 4 4 8 14
1998–99 Sheffield Steelers ISL 42 26 26 52 12 6 5 3 8 0
1999–00 Sheffield Steelers ISL 42 32 38 70 38 7 4 1 5 2
2000–01 Ayr Scottish Eagles ISL 44 20 18 38 22 6 4 2 6 0
2001–02 Ayr Scottish Eagles ISL 47 21 30 51 16 7 2 6 8 4
2002–03 Verdun Dragons QSPHL 31 16 19 35 6 9 2 7 9 12
2003–04 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 69 29 37 66 16 7 2 5 7 4
2004–05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 62 24 35 59 20 4 2 1 3 4
2005–06 Belfast Giants EIHL 42 26 41 67 119 7 2 2 4 6
2006–07 Belfast Giants EIHL 16 6 18 24 8 3 0 3 3 0
2007–08 Belfast Giants EIHL 57 24 65 89 29 2 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Newcastle Vipers EIHL 32 18 28 46 16 2 1 1 2 0
2009–10 Manchester Phoenix EPIHL 41 44 51 95 88
NHL totals 44 7 13 20 10

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