Xavier Ouellet (D)
Grand Rapids Griffins
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.