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Xavier Ouellet | Defenseman | #61

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/29/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (48) / DET
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Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.
Ouellet has no goals and four assists in 32 games this season. This will be the third straight game that he watches from the press box. Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader will both miss the game due to injury. Jan 16 - 7:31 PM
Source: NHL.com

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The Detroit Red Wings have decided to sit Xavier Ouellet for this afternoon's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Red Wings were hit with the injury bug yesterday, losing both Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader to lower-body injuries in their 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Recently recalled forward Dominic Turgeon will draw into the lineup and Luke Witkowski will play as a forward.
Jan 14 - 12:15 PM

Xavier Ouellet is projected to dress as the seventh defenseman again on Sunday night.

Detroit had seven defenders in the lineup on Friday against the New York Rangers and Ouellet logged just 6:02 of ice time. Luke Witkowski is expected to be a healthy scratch.
Source: MLive.com
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:25:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have decided to sit Xavier Ouellet in the press box for this afternoon's game against the Boston Bruins.

Ouellet will sit for the eighth straight game, having only picked up four points in 27 games this season. He will be joined by Luke Witkowski as a healthy scratch.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:44:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against Boston.

Ouellet has no goals and four assists in 27 games this season. David Booth will also miss the game.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

He has no goals and four assists in 27 games this season. David Booth and Tyler Bertuzzi will also be scratched in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Red Wings are looking to snap a seven-game losing skid tonight, and they'll try to do it by playing with a more traditional lineup (12 forwards, six defensemen). Ouellet has no fantasy value going forward.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.

Ouellet was a restricted free agent after completing a one-year, $715,000 contract. Ouellet had three goals and 12 points in 66 games last season.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 02:10:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings reportedly exposed Xavier Ouellet in the upcoming expansion draft.

The Vegas Golden Knights will be allowed to take him if they're interested in him. The 23-year-old was Detroit's second-round pick, 48th overall, in 2011. He had three goals and 12 points in 66 games last season.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 07:26:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet picked up a pair of helper during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Wild.

The young defender now has eight points in 39 games so far. Through 70 games in his short career Ouellet has just 14 points.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet picked up his fifth point of the year during Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto in the Centennial Classic.

Now through the first 52 games of his NHL career, the youngster has nine points. Which unfortunately indicates that he's probably best left to your waiver wire.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 08:38:00 PM

Coach Jeff Blashill has been impressed with the play of Xavier Ouellet.

He was a healthy scratch for 10 games from Nov. 6 to Nov. 26, but he has played in the last 11 contests. "He's been excellent, been playing real well," Blashill said. "He's had to face tough opponents and he's been excellent. He's strong on his skates, smart defensively and he can make a play with the puck breaking out, or in the neutral zone with the puck." Ouellet had a goal and an assist against Anaheim on Saturday to give him four points in 17 appearances this year.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Xavier Ouellet has played in the last two games for the Red Wings.

He is getting a chance to play again due to injuries to Brendan Smith and Alexey Marchenko. Ouellet has been limited to just eight appearances this season, as he has spent more time in the press box than on the ice. The 23-year-old defender wants to do everything he can to remain in the lineup. He dropped the gloves with Antoine Roussel on Tuesday versus Dallas and he logged 17:31 of ice time.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Xavier Ouellet will tag in for the injured Nicklas Kronwall in Saturday's match with Montreal.

This will be the youngster's first game since Nov. 2nd, which indicates his current role with the team. Ouellet has five points in 36 career NHL games.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres

Ouellet has earned one assist in six games, and sitting out his ninth straight. Drew Miller will join him in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Luke Glendening
5Dominic Turgeon
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Justin Abdelkader
4Darren Helm
5Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Martin Frk
4Luke Witkowski
5Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Trevor Daley
3Danny DeKeyser
4Niklas Kronwall
5Nick Jensen
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Xavier Ouellet
8Joe Hicketts
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek