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#16 Xavier Ouellet, D


Position: D
Date of Birth: 07/29/1993
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 200 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Drafted: Detroit's 2nd choice, 48th overall, in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2012-13 Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)


News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Out of the Shadow - - Feb. 17, 2014
Father's Footsteps - Griffiti magazine - Dec. 13, 2013
On the Horizon - - Sept. 30, 2013


Third season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 3/25/13…Reassigned from Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) by Detroit, 4/30/13…Reassigned to Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) by Detroit, 6/6/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/22/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/25/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/28/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/30/13....Assigned by Detroit, 10/1/13...Recalled by Detroit, 10/20/13...Assigned by Detroit, 10/22/13...Recalled by Detroit, 10/23/13...Assigned by Detroit, 10/23/13...Recalled by Detroit, 11/8/13...Assigned by Detroit, 11/14/13...Recalled by Detroit, 4/12/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/17/14...Recalled by Detroit, 4/23/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/24/14...Recalled by Detroit, 4/24/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/27/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/7/14...Recalled by Detroit, 11/19/14…Assigned by Detroit, 11/30/14...Recalled by Detroit, 12/11/14...Assigned by Detroit, 12/19/14...Recalled by Detroit, 12/30/14...Assigned by Detroit, 1/30/15...Recalled by Detroit, 2/5/15...Assigned by Detroit, 2/8/15...Recalled by Detroit, 2/28/15...Assigned by Detroit, 2/28/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/8/15...Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 11/16/15.

2014-15: Split his second professional season between Grand Rapids and Detroit…Produced one goal and 15 assists in 52 regular season AHL games…Appeared in all 16 of the Griffins’ playoff games and ranked first in scoring among team defensemen with six points (1-5—6), while posting the team’s highest plus/minus rating (+6)…Strung together a four-game point streak, 10/17/14-10/29/14…Tallied an assist in four consecutive games, 2/24/15-3/6/15…Named to the AHL’s Western Conference All-Star Team but was unable to compete due to being on recall with Detroit at the time of the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic…Notched two goals and one assist in 21 games for Detroit…Scored his first NHL point (assist), 11/22/14 at TOR…Scored his first NHL goal less than a week later, 11/28/14 at NJ. 2013-14: Collected 17 points (4-13—17) in 70 regular season games with the Griffins...Skated in four regular season games with the Red Wings, earning two penalty minutes…Appeared in eight playoff games with Grand Rapids and one playoff game with Detroit…Ranked among Griffins team blueliners in points (T5th), goals (T2nd), assists (T5th), plus/minus (7th) and shots (4th)…Made his professional debut with Grand Rapids, 10/4/13 at RCH…Earned assists in back-to-back contests, 10/18/13-10/19/13…Made his NHL debut with Detroit, 11/22/13…Notched his first professional goal, 11/22/13 at IA…Contributed two assists, 3/1/14 at ABB. 2012-13: Served as a “black ace” with Grand Rapids for the first three rounds of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs…Appeared in 50 games from the QMJHL’s Blainville-Boisbriand Armada…Notched 41 points (10-31—41) to place second among the team’s blueliners, ninth overall and 15th among QMJHL defensemen in scoring…Ranked among the Armada’s leaders with 31 assists (6th), nine power play goals (2nd) and 14 power play assists (3rd)…Represented Canada at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, totaling three points (1-2—3) in six contests…Registered 16 points (7-9—16) in 15 games for Blainville-Boisbriand in the postseason, finishing as the second-highest scoring defenseman in the league and tying for 17th overall…Represented the QMJHL at the CHL Canada-Russia Subway Super Series…Named a QMJHL First-Team All-Star for the second straight year. 2011-12: Suited up in 63 games for Blainville-Boisbriand, as the Montreal Juniors relocated in the offseason…Ranked among the QMJHL’s top blueliners with 21 goals (2nd), 39 assists (T5th), 60 points (3rd), 10 power play goals (4th), 22 power play assists (2nd), two shorthanded goals (T1st), 202 shots (2nd) and a 0.286 shootout percentage (4th)…Captained his team and placed among their leaders in goals (3rd), assists (2nd), points (2nd), plus-minus (plus-16, 4th), penalty minutes (67, 4th), power play goals (1st), shorthanded goals (1st) and shots (2nd)…Posted a season-high four assists on 12/9/11 vs. Val d’Or…Named QMJHL First Star of the Month after compiling 16 points (4-12—16) in 11 January games…Racked up 25 points (9-16—25) in a 16-game stretch, 12/27/11-2/4/12…Contributed 10 points (3-7—10) in 11 postseason outings…Represented the QMJHL at the CHL Canada-Russia Subway Super Series…Named a QMJHL First-Team All-Star and as a finalist for the Emile (Butch) Bouchard Trophy for top defenseman. 2010-11: Tallied 43 points (8-35—43) in 67 games with the Montreal Juniors…Finished fourth on the team in assists and was second in points among defensemen…Tied for 16th in the QMJHL in points by a defenseman…Also ranked among team leaders with a plus-27 rating (2nd), 11 power play assists (T5th) and 135 shots (7th)…Racked up 12 points (1-11—12) in the first six games of the season, 9/10/10-9/25/10…Appeared in the CHL Top Prospects Game…Was a teammate of current Griffins Louis-Marc Aubry and Trevor Parkes. 2009-10: Skated in 43 games with Montreal in his first junior season…Ranked third among the club’s defensemen and ninth among QMJHL rookie blueliners with 16 points (2-14—16)…Picked up three assists in seven playoff games…Named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

Personal: Lives in Terrebonne, Quebec…Best friend in hockey is Danick Emond…Greatest hockey memory is representing Canada at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia…Began playing hockey at the age of four…Hockey nickname is X…Hockey idol as a youth was Niklas Lidstrom…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his father, who played in Europe…Plans to work as a personal trainer after finishing his playing career…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome was a high ankle sprain three weeks before World Juniors…Favorite charitable causes involve helping kids in schools play sports…Most interesting thing about him is that he was born in France… If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a UFC fighter…Also speaks French…Played soccer and baseball growing up…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite movie series is Rocky…Favorite TV show is Sons of Anarchy…Favorite website is…Enjoys golf, music and movies.
Games Played: 70, 2013-14 Assist Streak: 4, 2/24/15-3/6/15
Goals: 4, 2013-14 Point Streak: 4, twice (MR: 2/24/15-3/6/15)
Assists: 15, 2014-15 Goals, Game: 1, five times (MR: 10/17/14 GR at CHA)
Points: 17, 2013-14 Assists, Game: 2, twice (10/24/14 GR vs. LE)
PIM: 24, 2014-15 Points, Game: 2, twice (MR: 10/24/14 GR vs. LE)
Goal Streak: n/a PIM, Game: 6, 12/2/14 GR at TOR               
AHL Game: 10/4/13 GR at RCH NHL Game: 10/21/13 DET vs. SJ
AHL Point: 10/18/13 GR vs. MIL (assist) NHL Point: 11/22/14 DET at TOR (assist)
AHL Goal: 11/22/13 GR at IA (Johan Gustafsson) NHL Goal: 11/28/14 DET at NJD (Cory Schneider)

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Esther-Blondin QAAA 42 2 9 11 49 14 1 3 4 24
2009-10 Montreal QMJHL 43 2 14 16 22 7 0 3 3 12
2010-11 Montreal QMJHL 67 8 35 43 44 10 0 8 8 6
2011-12 Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL 63 21 39 60 67 11 3 7 10 14
2012-13 Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL 50 10 31 41 44 15 7 9 16 22
2013-14 Grand Rapids AHL 70 4 13 17 22 8 0 0 0 4
  Detroit NHL 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Grand Rapids AHL 52 1 15 16 24 16 1 5 6 8
  Detroit NHL 21 2 1 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS 25 2 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 122 5 28 33 46 24 1 5 6 12
  PRO TOTALS 147 7 29 36 50 25 1 5 6 12



2015-16 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Robbie Russo D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
18 Brian Lashoff D
42 Richard Nedomlel D
8 Anthony Mantha LW
9 Mark Zengerle RW
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
11 Daniel Cleary RW
12 Andreas Athanasiou C
15 Mitch Callahan RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Triston Grant LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Tomas Jurco RW
37 Zach Nastasiuk RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
44 Joel Rechlicz RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
3 Alexey Marchenko D

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