June 17, 1981 |
Beauport, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers
|NHL Draft||22nd overall, 1999
Maxime Ouellet (born June 17, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks.
Ouellet was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, 22nd overall at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He later was traded with a first, second, and third round draft choice in 2002 NHL Entry Draft to the Washington Capitals for Adam Oates. He holds several records for the former AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, the Portland Pirates. On December 2, 2005, the Washington Capitals traded Ouellet to the Canucks in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft(Maxime Lacroix)
After not playing to start the 2006–07 season, in late December 2006, Ouellet was signed by the Portland Pirates to goal tend alongside Dov Grumet-Morris. One week later in January 2007, he left Portland without playing a game and was reportedly trying to sign with a European team. In January 2007, Ouellet signed to a contract with the German hockey club Kassel Huskies. The season ended without Ouellet playing a single game of hockey.
Ouellet was signed by the New York Islanders to a minor-league contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on July 26, 2007. After failing to make the team, he signed a contract on November 11, 2007 with the Salzburg Red Bulls of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in Austria.
On January 24, 2008 he signed a contract with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL. He was traded from the Sea Wolves to the Trenton Devils where he played 5 games with a 3.21 GAA and a 0.877 save percentage. His first game he gave up 7 goals, only to come within 6 minutes of posting a shutout in his second game.
On September 16, 2008 it was announced that Ouellet was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers training camp on a tryout basis. He was released on September 30. He spent the ensuing 30 days sipping cocktails on a beach in Ibiza.
On October 16, 2008 it was announced that Ouellet had signed for St. Marie Poutrelles Delta of the LNAH. Despite strong interest from the Coventry Blaze in the UK. Ouellet gave the reason for not signing for Blaze as he did not want to play in Europe yet, but would look at the possibility as soon as next season.
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|Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick