Maxime Ouellet

Maxime Ouellet (born June 17, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks from 2000 to 2006. He also played several years in the American Hockey League, retiring in 2009. Internationally he played for the Canadian national junior team at both the 2000 and 2001 World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal each year.

Maxime Ouellet
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Ouellet with the Hershey Bears in 2005
Born (1981-06-17) June 17, 1981 (age 40)
Beauport, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Washington Capitals
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 1999
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2000–2009

Playing careerEdit

Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2000 Sweden
  2001 Russia

As a youth, Ouellet played in the 1994 and 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Beauport, Quebec City.[1]

Ouellet was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, 22nd overall at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He later was traded with a first, second, and third round draft choice in 2002 NHL Entry Draft to the Washington Capitals for Adam Oates. He holds several records for the former AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, the Portland Pirates. On December 2, 2005, the Washington Capitals traded Ouellet to the Canucks in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (Maxime Lacroix).[citation needed]

After not playing to start the 2006–07 season, in late December 2006, Ouellet was signed by the Portland Pirates to goal tend alongside Dov Grumet-Morris. One week later in January 2007, he left Portland without playing a game and was reportedly trying to sign with a European team. In January 2007, Ouellet signed to a contract with the German hockey club Kassel Huskies.

Ouellet was signed by the New York Islanders to a minor-league contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on July 26, 2007. After failing to make the team, he signed a contract on November 11, 2007, with the Salzburg Red Bulls of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in Austria.[2]

On January 24, 2008, Ouellet signed a contract with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL.[3] He was traded from the Sea Wolves to the Trenton Devils where he played 5 games with a 3.21 GAA and a 0.877 save percentage.

On October 16, 2008, it was announced that Ouellet had signed with the St. Marie Poutrelles Delta of the LNAH.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1996–97 Sainte-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 29 16 8 0 1470 81 0 2.75 9 4 5 555 31 0 3.37
1997–98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 24 12 7 1 1188 66 0 3.33 .893 7 3 1 305 16 0 3.15 .892
1998–99 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 59 40 12 6 3447 155 3 2.70 .909 13 6 7 803 41 1 3.06 .910
1999–00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 53 31 16 4 2984 133 2 2.67 .916 11 7 4 638 28 2 2.63 .912
2000–01 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 25 18 6 1 1471 65 3 2.65 .913 8 4 4 490 25 0 3.06 .904
2000–01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 0 76 3 0 2.38 .889
2000–01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 1 0 0 86 4 0 2.78 .926
2001–02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 41 16 13 8 2294 104 1 2.72 .911
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 6 3 3 0 358 17 0 2.85 .923
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 48 22 16 7 2773 111 7 2.40 .929 2 1 1 120 8 0 4.00 .889
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 6 2 3 1 365 19 1 3.12 .910
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 52 15 29 8 3050 101 10 1.99 .930 5 2 2 303 8 0 1.59 .942
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 40 15 20 3 2305 111 0 2.89 .911
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 41 5 0 7.37 .737
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 2 1 222 12 0 3.25 .894
2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 16 9 7 0 946 46 0 2.92 .894 3 0 1 127 6 0 2.85 .919
2006–07 Kassel Huskies GER-2 2 3.53
2007–08 Trenton Devils ECHL 5 3 2 0 299 16 0 3.21 .887
2008–09 Sainte-Marie Poutrelles Delta LNAH 9 5.42 .870
AHL Totals 206 81 88 26 0 11853 499 18 2.53 .919 10 3 4 550 24 0 2.61 .915
NHL totals 12 2 6 1 1 663 34 1 3.08 .903

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000 Canada WJC 6 3 2 2 360 11 0 1.83
2001 Canada WJC 7 4 2 1 398 10 1 1.51
Junior totals 13 7 4 3 758 21 1 1.66

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. ^ Red Bull Salzburg - Icehockey Archived 2007-06-27 at archive.today
  3. ^ ECHL Transactions Archived 2008-06-10 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Simon Gagne
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Justin Williams