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Xavier Ouellet  #61

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 61 BIRTHDATE: July 29, 1993  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Bayonne, France
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: DET / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (48th overall)    Prospect Bio
GAME HIGHS: Goals: 1 / Assists: 1 / Points: 1 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 0 CAREER: In his second professional season...2012 and 2013 QMJHL First-Team All Star...2012 QMJHL Top Defenseman Finalist...2010 QMJHL All-Rookie Team...Represented Canada at 2013 WJC in Russia 2014-15: Scored his first NHL goal on 11/28 at NJ (Cory Schneider)...Tallied 1st NHL point with an assist on 11/22 at TOR...Has seven points (1-6-7) in 18 games this season for Grand Rapids. 2013-14: Skated in 71 games with Grand Rapids, recording 17 points (4-13-17)...Made NHL debut on Oct. 21 vs. SJ...Has skated in 4 games with DET this season, averaging 14:34 TOI and recording 4 shots and 7 hits...One of four rookie defensemen to debut for DET. OTHER: Born in Bayonne, France, and raised in Terrebonne, Quebec...Father, Robert, played pro hockey in France and Germany from 1991-02.
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I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic