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Xavier Ouellet  #61

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 61 BIRTHDATE: July 29, 1993  (AGE 22)
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 eight points (1-7-8) in 24 games this season for Grand Rapids...Named to AHL All-Star Game. 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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