December 15, 1991 |
Saint-Narcisse, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Undrafted, Gourde played major junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Victoriaville Tigres. He was the QMJHL's top scoring award as well as the league MVP in 2011–12 after compiling an impressive 87 assists and 124 points in just 68 games. On March 10, 2014, Gourde agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch and a two-year entry level contract with NHL affiliate the Tampa Bay Lightning beginning in the following 2014–15 season. He responded to surprisingly lead the Crunch in goal scoring with 29, producing a team-leading 8 on the powerplay. He completed his break-out season with 57 points in 76 games.
Gourde was returned to the Crunch after competing in the Lightning's training camp to begin the 2015–16 season. Gourde continued his scoring pace from the previous season and was placed third amongst the team points when he received his first NHL recall to the Lightning on December 14, 2015.
On December 14, 2015, the Lightning recalled Gourde along with Syracuse Crunch teammate Joel Vermin. On December 15, 2015, Gourde made his NHL debut in a 5–4 OT Lightning win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gourde also registered his first career NHL assist and point on a Mike Blunden goal.
On July 25, 2016, the Lightning announced the re-signing of Gourde to a one-year, two-way contract. Gourde appeared in two games last season, recording an assist and two penalty minutes. He also played in 65 games with the Syracuse Crunch, recording 14 goals and 44 points.
On March 11, 2017, Gourde scored his first NHL goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the Florida Panthers. Gourde's first goal was shorthanded on the penalty kill. Gourde was also the 4th Lightning player all-time to score their first career goal shorthanded.
|2012–13||San Francisco Bulls||ECHL||8||4||6||10||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||2||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Tampa Bay lightning||NHL||20||6||2||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Jean Béliveau Trophy – QMJHL Top Scorer||2011–12|||
|Michel Brière Memorial Trophy – QMJHL MVP||2011–12|||
|QMJHL First All-Star Team||2011–12|||
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- "Lightning recall forwards Vermin and Gourde". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
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- Tampa Bay, Lightning (July 25, 2016). "Lightning Re-Sign Forward Yanni Gourde". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- Long, Corey (March 11, 2017). "Lightning hand Panthers fifth straight loss". NHL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- BBurnsNHL (11 March 2017). "Gourde 4th Lightning player to score first goal shorthanded" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Place au Drakkar!" (in French). La Nouvelle Union. 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
- "The Golden Puck Awards: recognition of excellence". QMJHL. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Yanni Gourde career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Yanni Gourde career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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