Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Midseason Review - Michel Ouellet

Michel Ouellet

28 Games
13 Goals
11 Assists
-6 +/-
10 PIM

Grade: A-

Michel has been playing quite well for a rookie. He was the first callup for new coach Michel Therrien, and he hasn't let his coach down. Michel has contributed on a fairly consistent basis in his short career so far. He has a great, heavy shot and has that knack for being in the right place at the right time, especially on the power play.

Eventually, Michel should turn into a good two-way player who can contribute regularly on the power play. He'll probably hit the rookie wall eventually here, but so far he's shown no signs of losing his confidence or his physical skills.

The main thing I'm looking for from Michel is more consistent play, along with more offensive pressure, at even strength. Most of his scoring has come on the power play. Would be nice to see him step up and create in a 5 on 5 situation as well. He's obviously talented enough.

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