Justin Courtnall

Basics

Type: 
Non-Prospect
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
210
Born: 
05/22/1989
Age: 
25
Hometown: 
Victoria, BC
Acquired: 
Acquired by Syracuse from Bridgeport on March 9, 2015
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Depth minor league forward

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2007
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
210
Draft Team: 
Burnaby (BCHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
09/30/2014
Contract Type: 
AHL-only
Contract Length: 
1 year
Contract Start Year: 
2014
Contract End Year: 
2015
Contract End Status: 
UFA

Bio

History: 

Junior Career

Despite being selected in the 11th round, 220th overall, of the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft by the Kelowna Rockets, Justin Courtnall has to this point retained his NCAA eligibility by playing the past two seasons in the BCHL. His rookie season in the BCHL came in 2006-2007 when after going scoreless for 5 games with the Victoria Grizzlies with 14 penalty minutes he was loaned to the Burnaby Express. In 48 games with the Express, Courtnall posted 5 goals and 14 points with 55 penalty minutes. At season's end Courtnall was rated the 181st best skating prospect in North America by the NHL Central Scouting Service and the Lightning selected him in the 7th Round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Just prior to draft day Courtnall was returned to Victoria, and as of yet there is no word of any college commitments for the young forward who is the son of former NHLer Geoff Courtnall.

Courtnall scored his first goal of the 2007-2008 season September 15 for Victoria against Powell River.

Professional Career

At present, because he has stayed in the BCHL to this point, it appears Courtnall is charting a course towards playing college hockey in the NHL. If that is indeed the road he chooses to take, it could be 5-6 years before the Lightning have to make a signing decision on the forward.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 Victoria SalsaBCHL6 0 00 0|        
  Victoria Cougars VIJHL33 17 1734 51|        
 2006-2007 Victoria GrizzliesBCHL5 0 00 14|        
  Burnaby ExpressBCHL53 5 914 69|Playoffs12 0 22 19 
 2007-2008 Victoria GrizzliesBCHL60 19 3251 88|Playoffs11 3 25 12 
 2008-2009 Victoria GrizzliesBCHL60 22 4163 98|Playoffs14 2 46 24 
 2009-2010 Boston Univ.NCAA21 0 00 8|        
 2010-2011 Boston Univ.NCAA32 3 36 23|        
 2011-2012 Boston Univ.NCAA39 4 37 73|        
 2012-2013 Providence BruinsAHL5 0 00 0|        
  South Carolina StingraysECHL44 5 49 92|Playoffs3 0 00
 2013-2014 Hamilton BulldogsAHL62 6 39 78|        
 2014-2015 Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL40 4 37 82|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL9 3 36 0|        

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