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April 9, 2016: Philadelphia Flyers Center Sean Couturier (14) carries the puck in the third period during the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)
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New Brunswick town names street after Sean Couturier

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier grew up playing hockey at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

That complex used to be listed at 850 St Anne St. in the small New Brunswick town.

Now, it’s located at 14 Sean Couturier Ave.

Sportsnet reported on Sunday morning that the city of Bathurst has re-named the street Couturier’s childhood rink is located on after the star, something he’s extremely proud of.

“It’s special, it’s a great honour,” he told CBC. “It’s not something you dream of growing up, but if you can be an example for other young kids and remind them even coming from a small town like Bathurst, anything is possible if you make the sacrifices and believe in what you can do.”

The 23-year-old forward was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but grew up in the small Eastern Canada province. Now, the town where he was raised is showing him how proud they are of his success as a community, cementing his impact on the city with a street in his name.

Drafted eighth overall by Philadelphia in 2011, Couturier has developed into one of the most valuable two-way forwards in his team’s system since going pro in 2011. He’s on a long-term extension with the Metropolitan Division club, and the team is hoping that he’ll finally surpass the 40-point mark in one of the coming seasons.

Even if he remains a middle six contributor, though, his hometown is happy enough with his success – and they’ve certainly got a great way of showing it.

New Brunswick town names street after Sean Couturier
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