Goaltender Maxime Ouellet was born June 17, 1981 in Beauport, Quebec. A standout netminder for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Quebec Remparts and, later, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, the Flyers drafted the 6-foot-2, 195-pound netminder in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1999 NHL Draft.
Expectations for the butterfly stylist were high, especially when he opened the 2000-01 season in the NHL with the Flyers (making one start and one relief appearance) before he was returned to the Quebec League. Ouellet was also the starting goaltender for Team Canada at the 2000-01 World Junior Championships.
Ouellet joined the American Hockey League's Philadelphia Phantoms for the 2001-02 season. On March 19, 2002, Ouellet was packaged along with 2002 first-round (transferred to Dallas, Martin Vagner), 2002 second-round (Maxime Daigneault) and 2002 third-round (Derek Krestanovich) draft picks to acquire center Adam Oates for the stretch drive and playoffs.
Unfortunately, Ouellet's talents did not develop as hoped. He had brief subsequent NHL stints with the Capitals and Vancouver Canucks along with spending several seasons in the minor leagues. Following his playing career, however, Ouellet found success as a goaltending coach, both in the Quebec League and in Europe.