Xavier Ouellet named captain of the Rocket Laval

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The defender Xavier Ouellet on Tuesday was appointed captain of the Rocket of Laval, the club-school of the Montreal canadiens in the american League (AHL), and will thus replace Byron Froese.

Chosen by the group of coaches of the Rocket and the direction of the Habs, Ouellet became the second player in the young history of the club to assume the role of captain.

The skater of 25-year-old has collected 17 points, including three goals, in 21 meetings with the team of head coach Joel Bouchard this season. He began the campaign in Montreal, playing in 19 meetings and collecting three helpers.

Ouellet began in 2018-2019 his sixth year in professional hockey, his first in the organization of the Canadian. Choice of the second round (48th overall) of the Detroit Red Wings in 2011, the southpaw is 6 feet and 1 inch and 185 lbs and has taken part in 160 matches in the national League in his career. In the LAH, the rear has participated in 204 games in the regular schedule.

For its part, Froese was traded to the organization from the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

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