Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yanni Gourde
Yanni Gourde was born on December 15, 1991, in Saint-Narcisse, Quebec. A product of the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior League, where he was the top scorer and league MVP in 2011-12, Gourde was undrafted by an NHL club. When his junior career came to an end, Gourde joined the Worcester Sharks of the AHL.

On March 10, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent, Gourde signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was subsequently assigned to the Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, where he would go on to lead the team with 29 goals during the 2014-15 season. His strong play was rewarded on December 15, 2015, when Gourde received his first recall to the NHL. made his NHL debut in a 5-4 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gourde would once again split time between Syracuse and Tampa Bay during the 2016-17 season. In 20 games with the Lightning he scored six times and added a pair of assists. In 56 games with the Crunch he scored 22 times and recorded 26 assists.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Rive-Sud Express Minor-QC
2007-08 Levis Commandeurs QAAA 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Jonquiere Elites QAAA 41 23 30 53 50 4 1 5 6 6
2008-09 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 4 0 1 1 0 -2
2009-10 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 59 11 17 28 36 +19 16 2 3 5 20
2010-11 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 68 26 42 68 48 +28 9 4 6 10 12
2011-12 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 68 37 87 124 70 +29 4 1 2 3 6
2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 1 2 3 0 -1
2012-13 Worcester Sharks AHL 54 8 6 14 41 -11
2012-13 San Francisco Bulls ECHL 8 4 6 10 9 +1
2013-14 Worcester Sharks AHL 25 4 20 24 26 +2
2013-14 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 30 15 19 34 19 +9
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 18 2 6 8 16 -4
2014-15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 76 29 28 57 61 +13 3 1 1 2 10
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 1 1 2 +1
2015-16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 65 14 30 44 42 +8
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 20 6 2 8 8 -1
2016-17 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 22 26 48 54 +11 22 9 18 27 29
NHL Totals 22 6 3 9 10


Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, March 10, 2014.
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