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Xavier Ouellet | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/29/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 179

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Xavier Ouellet has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.
The 21-year-old has been steady in his short time with the Wings this season. He has two goals, three points and a plus-4 rating in 21 games this season. Feb 8 - 11:43 AM

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Look for defenseman Xavier Ouellet to be a healthy scratch against Phoenix Saturday night.

The Wings continue to be fascinated with rookie rearguard Alexey Marchenko, who will remain in the lineup at the expense of Ouellet.
Feb 7 - 10:00 AM

Xavier Ouellet has been summoned from the minors.

He has contributed two goals, one assist and 27 shots in 21 games with the Red Wings this season. Ouellet is slated to be a healthy scratch versus Colorado on Thursday night.
Feb 5 - 10:31 AM

Xavier Ouellet has been sent to the minors.

Ouellet has two goals and three points in 21 games this season. The Red Wings also recalled fellow defenseman Alexey Marchenko to take his place.
Jan 30 - 1:16 PM

Xavier Ouellet won't compete in the AHL All-Star Game because of a sore wrist.

He wasn't sent to the minors by Detroit during the break and use the time off during the All-Star break to recover. "I'd like to get away a little bit for a few days, pretty much like everybody else is doing," Ouellet said. "It's been a grind. It's a long season, there's a lot of games. I've played already 50 games. You got to take care of your body. I'm going to take (the break) and rest and make sure I'm ready to compete." He has two goals, one assist and a plus-6 rating in 19 appearances with Red Wings this season.
Jan 23 - 7:15 AM

Xavier Ouellet will skate on Detroit's third defensive pairing with Brendan Smith on Wednesday night in Calgary.

Ouellet's offensive prowess hasn't quite translated to the AHL (25 points in 91 games), let alone the NHL (two points in 16 games), but seeing as he's still just 21 years old, there's no good reason to write him off just yet. Keep an eye on him in deeper pools.
Jan 7 - 8:12 PM

Xavier Ouellet has been called up by the Detroit Red Wings.

The decision to promote Ouellet was made it response to Jakub Kindl suffering an elbow injury. Ouellet has a goal and two points in nine games with Detroit in 2014-15.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Xavier Oullet was assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL on Saturday.

The Red Wings needed the roster spot to recall goaltender Thomas McCollum, who is needed to back up Petr Mrazek. Ouellet has played well for the Wings and has certainly impressed coach Mike Babcock. He will be back.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Xavier Ouellet has been summoned from the minors.

He has registered a goal and an assist in five games with the Red Wings this season. Ouellet is slated to replace Danny DeKeyser, who has an upper-body injury, in Detroit's lineup for this weekend.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:00:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have assigned Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids in the AHL.

With Brendan Smith coming off the injured reserve list, the Wings had to send someone down. Ouellet played well since his call-up and he should be back in Detroit fairly soon.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Red Wing defenseman Xavier Ouellet continues to impress Detroit head coach Mike Babcock.

He scored his first NHL goal in Detroit's 5-4 overtime win over New Jersey Friday night and has been sound in all five games he has played to date. Ouellet was called up from Grand Rapids of the AHL on November 19th when Brendan Smith sustained a hand injury and he is making a strong case to remain in Detroit even after Smith returns to action. "He's a good player," Babcock said. "He's smart, he's competitive, he makes plays and he plays like a veteran player." High praise indeed. That said, Ouellet has limited offensive skills which depresses his fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock has been impressed with the play of Xavier Ouellet.

"He's a good hockey player," Babcock said. "He plays like a veteran." Ouellet has skated in just two games with the Red Wings this season after appearing in four NHL contests last year. He also dressed in one match during the playoffs last spring. Ouellet is positionally sound and the 21-year-old defender plays with a lot of poise.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Xavier Ouellet registered his first NHL point in Detroit's 4-1 loss to Toronto.

The 21-year-old was the Red Wings' second round pick in 2011. Ouellet had a strong training camp but Detroit still sent him to the AHL. He was called up earlier this week and collected an assist in only his second game.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Xavier Ouellet has been called up by Detroit.

He skated in four games with the Red Wings last season and if he gets to play on Thursday then it will mark his season debut. Ouellet has five points in 13 games with Grand Rapids this year.
Source: Mlive
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet has been sent to the minors.

Ouellet was one of the last two cuts the Red Wings made to their training camp roster. He had four goals and 17 points in 70 AHL games in 2013-14.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 02:15:00 PM

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