February 2, 1968 |
Verdun, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Kalamazoo Wings
Kansas City Blades
San Jose Sharks
Jacksonville Lizard Kings
San Francisco Spiders
South Carolina Stingrays
Ayr Scottish Eagles
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.
Retirement from ice hockey
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.
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.
- ECHL Most Valuable Player 1996–97.
- Named to the ISL All Star first team in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
- Sekonda Face to Watch for October 1999.
- Sekonda Superleague Player of the Year 1999–00.
- British Ice Hockey Writers' Association Player of the Year Trophy 1999–00.
- Named to the ISL All Star second team in 2002.
- Named to the EIHL All Star first team in 2006.
- ECHL leading point scorer for 1996–97. (shared with Mike Ross)
- ECHL most power play goals for 1996–97.
- ISL most goals for 1997–98.
- ISL most power play goals for 1997–98.
- ISL leading point scorer for 1999–00.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|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|
- Dual Phoenix role for ace sniper Courtenay
- (South Carolina) Stingrays coach takes AHL job: (Cail) MacLean led South Carolina to Kelly Cup playoffs in back-to-back seasons
- "Ed Courtenay's profile at Eurohockey.net". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "All Star Team Season 1997–1998". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "All Star Team Season 1998–1999". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "All Star Team Season 1999–2000". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "Ed Courtenay's entry on A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "Player of the Year Trophy". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "All Star Team Season 2001–02". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "All Star Team Season 2005–06". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- "Ed Courtenay's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey
- Ice Hockey Journalists UK
- The Internet Hockey Database