Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Maxime Ouellet
Maxim Ouellet was born June 17, 1981 in Beauport, Quebec. The first round, 22nd overall selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Ouellet is a graduate of the QMJHL.

A highly touted goaltender, Ouellet spent four seasons in the QMJHL with stops in Quebec City and Rouyn Noranda before making his NHL debut in 2000-01. The Beauport, Quebec native played two games with the Flyers and two games with the teams AHL affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms before the Flyer organization decided it would be best for Ouellet to return to his junior team.

Ouellet spent the better part of the 2001-02 season with the Phantoms before having his rights traded to the Washington Capitals towards the end of the season. Upon his arrival in Washington, the emergence of Sebastien Charpentier with the team's AHL affiliate in Portland earned him the back-up role to front man Olaf Kolzig for the 2002-03 season, which ment that Ouellet would carry the bulk of the work load in Portland. In his first full season in the AHL, Ouellet saw action in 48 games and finished the year with 22 wins and a 2.40 GAA.

Over the course of the next two seasons, Ouellet continued to hone his skills in the AHL while seeing limited action with Washington and was subsequently dealt to the Vancouver Canucks in the early stages of the 2005-06 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1996-97 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 29 16 8 0 0 2.75 9 4 5 0 0 3.37
1997-98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 24 12 7 1 0 3.33 7 3 1 0 3.15
1998-99 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 58 40 12 6 3 2.70 13 6 7 1 3.06
1999-00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 53 31 16 4 2 2.67 11 7 4 0 2 2.63
1999-00 Canada WJC-A 6 3 2 1 0 1.83
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 0 0 2.37
2000-01 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 25 18 6 1 3 2.65 8 4 4 0 3.06
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 1 0 0 0 2.78
2000-01 Canada WJC-A 7 4 2 1 1 1.51
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 41 16 13 8 1 2.72
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 6 3 3 0 0 2.85
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 48 22 16 7 7 2.40 2 1 1 0 4.00
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 6 2 3 1 1 3.12
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 52 15 29 8 10 1.99 5 2 2 0 1.59
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 40 15 20 3 0 2.89
2005-06 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0 7.37
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 2 1 0 3.24
2005-06 Manitoba Moose AHL 16 9 7 0 0 2.92 3 0 1 0 2.85
2006-07
2007-08 Trenton Devils ECHL 5 3 2 0 0 3.21
NHL Totals 12 2 6 2 1 3.07


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1999, 2000, 2001)
Jacques Plante Trophy (fewest goals against - QMJHL) (1999)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2003)
Returned to Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) by Philadelphia, October 27, 2000. Traded to Washington by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 1st (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Martin Vagner), 2nd (Maxime Daigneault) and 3rd (Derek Krestanovich) round choices in 2002 Entry Draft for Adam Oates, March 19, 2002. Traded to Vancouver by Washington for Vancouver's 5th round choice (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Tomas Zaborsky) in 2006 Entry Draft, December 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), December 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 26, 2007.