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Sharks Locker Room: Quinn Says Karlsson Best He’s Ever Coached, Couture on 700th Point



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It wasn’t just Erik Karlsson’s 100th point or Tristen Robins’s NHL debut on Monday night in Winnipeg.

Logan Couture also enjoyed a significant milestone, his 700th point as a member of the San Jose Sharks, in a 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Couture is just the fourth Shark to score 700-plus points in teal, joining franchise luminaries Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Joe Pavelski.

Karlsson talked about another personal accomplishment that he cares about besides 100 points, Couture reflected on how special 700 points as a San Jose Sharks player is to him, Robins shared his feelings about having over 40 family and friends at Canada Life Centre to witness his NHL debut, and head coach David Quinn gushed about Karlsson.

See Erik Karlsson’s full interview here

Karlsson Proud of Another Accomplishment Besides 100 Points

Logan Couture, on his 700th point:

Yeah, it’s a cool milestone. Not a lot of players that play the game in this league get to that level, so yeah, I’ll cherish that. It means a lot to me. Played with some very good players over the years, and some good hockey teams. I would’ve loved to do it in a win, but we’ll learn from this and move on.

Couture, on what it means to score all those points with the San Jose Sharks:

I love being a Shark. I was drafted by San Jose in ’07. San Jose’s home for me. Lot of friendships for life in this organization.

Couture, on Karlsson’s season:

Awesome. It’s a lot of points, and he certainly deserves it. He’s created a lot offensively for us this year. Could probably be at 120 or 130 by now if guys could finish off some of the dishes he’s given. 100 is a special number.

Meet the Traveling Robins: Tristen on What He Learned From NHL Debut

See David Quinn’s full interview here

David Quinn, on why he thought Karlsson could maintain his breakneck scoring pace throughout the season:

I’ve been very lucky to coach some great players but none greater than him, I’ll tell you that. This guy’s got so much talent and so much skill and he’s such a brilliant hockey player but he’s got the physical attributes to match his physical gifts and his mental skills all work together. He’s competitive, he’s fearless, and he’s just got a world class talent. And he’s healthy. You know, watching him every day, I knew how good he was, but I didn’t know he was this good. It’s just been it’s been a lot of fun to watch.

Quinn, on his first conversation with Karlsson in the summer after he was hired:

Well, just frustration really, from his point of view, and I think a lot about to do with his health. He’s so competitive and he’s hard on himself and he’s got high expectations…he alluded to me, he probably wasn’t a lot of fun to be around, for obvious reasons. But I’ve seen none of that this year. He’s done anything but that. He’s been great to be around, he’s been coachable, he’s been a great teammate and having a phenomenal season.

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