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Michel Ouellet
Michel Ouellet
Right Wing
(wuhl-EHT, mee-SHEHL)
Number: 7
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 193
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 5, 1982
Birthplace: Rimouski, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2007
Drafted: PIT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (124th overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Ranked 4th on Pittsburgh for PPG with 11 and ranked 6th on the team in goals (19) and points (48) … Was also 6th on the team with 19 points on the power play (11-8-19) … Notched 11 of his 19 goals on the power-play … Tied his career-high with 6 shots on goal 4/7 vs. NYR … Scored a goal in the 3rd period to send the game into over time 3/8 vs. NJ … Assisted on the game-tying goal to send the game to overtime 3/4 vs. PHI … Played his 100th career NHL game 2/16 vs. WSH … Recorded a career-high 6-game point and assist streak 1/10-1/26/07, 2g-8a … Tied his career high for points in a game and set a personal best with 3 assists 1/13 at PHI … Recorded a career-high 6 shots on goal 10/28 at PHI … Logged a season-high 17:32 of ice time 10/14 vs. CAR.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Played in all 5 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Penguins in the ECQF, making his Stanley Cup Playoff debut … Recorded his second career playoff point with an assist in Game 4 … Played a series-high 14:54 in Game 3 … Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist and had 3 shots on goal during Game 2 … Made his playoff debut 4/11 at OTT in Game 1.

CAREER NOTES
2005-06: Scored 16 goals and tallied 16 assists in 50 games during his rookie year in the NHL … Ranked 2nd on the team with 11 PPG ... Ranked 12th in the NHL and 5th among rookies in shooting percentage at 18.4 … Played 19 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recorded 30 points (10-20-30) … 2004-05: Led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in scoring for the 2nd consecutive season … Recorded 63 points (31-32-63) in 80 games with the Penguins … Became the first player in club history to record back-to-back 30-goal seasons and tied the team record for most goals in a season … Ranked 2nd in the AHL with 9 shootout goals … Named a starter on the Canadian All-Star team and had 2 points in the game (1-1-2) … 2003-04: Led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in scoring with 49 points (30-19-49) in 79 games … Led team in goals, PPG (12) and GWG (7) … Set new team records for GWGs in a season and goals by a rookie … Led all AHL rookies in goals, PPG, GWG and ranked 4th in shots … Named to the 2003-04 AHL All-Rookie team, as voted by the AHL players and media in each of the league’s member teams … Recorded a point in 40 of 79 games … 2002-03: Ranked 2nd on Wheeling (ECHL) in scoring with 46 points (20-26-46) in 55 games … Led the team with 7 PPG … Tied for 2nd on the team in assists, GWG (3), ranked 3rd in goals and 3rd with 165 goals on goal … Recorded a point in 34 of 55 games, including 10 multi-point games … Played 2 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recorded 2 assists.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played four seasons with Rimouski (QMJHL), recording 299 points (125-174-299) and 174 PIM … Played on the 2000 Memorial Cup winning team with the Oceanic … Recorded 2 40-goal seasons with Rimouski (2000-01, 2001-02) … Scored 30 or more goals in all but one of his 4 seasons.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by the Lightning on 7/1/07 … Drafted by Pittsburgh in the fourth-round, 124th overall, in the 200 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Lists Patrick Roy as his hockey idol … His favorite movie is Two for the Money and the Counting Crows is his favorite band.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL – 11/22/05 vs. WSH
Goal:     NHL - 12/16/05 vs. BUF (Biron)
Assist: NHL - 12/17/05 @ BUF

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        2 (2 times, last – 1/7/06 vs. ATL)
Season:         19 (2006-07)
Multi-Goal Games:        2
    In 2006-07:     0
Hat Tricks:         0
Streak:         5 (12/31-1/7/06, 7g)
    In 2006-07:     2 (10/19-10/21/06, 2g)

Assists
Game:         3 (1/13/07 at PHI)
Season:         29 (2006-07)
Streak:         6 (1/10-1/26/07, 8a)
    In 2006-07:     6 (1/10-1/26/07, 8a)
   
Points
Game:        3 (3 times, last – 1/13/07 at PHI, 0g-3a)
Season:         48 (2006-07)
Multi-Point Games:    19
    In 2006-07:     12 (last – 3/29/07 at BOS, 0g-2a)
Streak:         6 (1/10-1/26/07, 2g-8a)
    In 2006-07:     6 (1/10-1/26/07, 2g-8a)

Games Played Streak:     35 (3/11/06-11/18/06)
Most PIM in a Game:     4 (2 times, last – 3/8/07 vs. NJ)
Most Shots in a Game: 6 (2 times, last – 7/7/07 vs. NYR)