DETROIT -- Xavier Ouellet is a bit of an anomaly in the NHL.
Ouellet obviously has a French name and there are plenty of French Canadians who have played in the league, but Ouellet is a little different.
Ouellet, 21, was born in Bayonne, France.
"My dad was playing hockey in Europe," Ouellet said. "He's Canadian, so all my family is from Montreal. He just played in France and Germany...
The Detroit Red Wings have put defenseman Jakub Kindl on the injured list because of an elbow problem.
Detroit recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL on Tuesday.
Ouellet has played in nine games this season with the Red Wings, recording his first NHL point on Nov. 22 at Toronto. He scored his first NHL goal six days later at New Jersey. He has eight points...
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December 30, 2014
The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and put forward Justin Abdelkader on the injured list.
Abdelkader's move on Thursday is retroactive to Nov. 30, when he left a game against Vancouver with a shoulder injury.
The 21-year-old Ouellet has played five games with the Red Wings this season. He earned his first NHL...
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December 11, 2014
DETROIT -- The Toronto Maple Leafs got 30 hits in on the Red Wings Wednesday night and the Wings didn't escape unscathed.
General manager Ken Holland said defenseman Danny DeKeyser suffered an upper-body injury in the game and will miss at least the two weekend games against Florida and at Toronto.
"That's obviously a tough break for us," Gustav Nyquist said. "He's been real good...
The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL and put defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve.
The team announced the moves Wednesday.
Ouellet played four games with the Red Wings last season and appeared briefly in Detroit's first-round playoff series against Boston. He was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round...
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November 19, 2014
The Detroit Red Wings closed out October with a 5-2 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings after a 4-goal outburst in the first period. The Halloween victory gives the Red Wings 14 points through their first 10 games.
The 6-2-2 start is the best the Wings have had since the 2010-11 season when they went 7-2-1. However, they did start last season only a point...
For the 2013-14 season I offered up 22 tongue-in-cheek reasons why the Detroit Red Wings would fall short of making the playoffs and end the impressive consecutive playoff streak at 22 seasons. They admirably proved me wrong and kept the playoff tradition alive in Hockeytown.
Well, I’m back. A new season means an extra reason, different expectations, and more playful predictions...
After profiling two forwards, the third edition of the Red Wings prospect profile series will examine an up-and-coming defenseman: Xavier Ouellet.
Defenseman – France – Age 20
6-foot, ~200 pounds – Shoots Left-handed
Drafted 48th Overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Strengths / Weaknesses
+ Hockey IQ, Effective Penalty Killer
- Strength, Size, Experience
Xavier Ouellet is making...