Xavier Ouellet (D)
Grand Rapids Griffins
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.