Ouellette named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Martin Ouellette of the Florida Everblades has been selected as the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Feb. 5-11. It is the second time this season, and the third time in his career, that he has received the weekly honor.

Ouellette went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .975 in three appearances last week.

The 26-year-old turned aside 29 shots in a 3-1 win at Orlando on Wednesday, stopped all 19 shots he faced in a 4-0 victory against Allen on Friday and made 22 saves in 4-1 win over the Americans on Saturday.

A native of Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette has seen action 26 games with the Everblades this season and is tied for second in the league with 20 wins, is tied for third with a 2.13 goals-against average and is tied for eighth with a .918 save percentage.

Under contract to Charlotte of the American Hockey League, Ouellette has appeared in 118 career ECHL games with Florida and Reading posting an overall record of 69-37-9 with seven shutouts, a 2.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913. He has also played in 21 career AHL games with Lehigh Valley, where he is 11-5-0 with two shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro, Ouellette played four seasons at the University of Maine, where he appeared in 82 career games and went 28-33-14 with seven shutouts, a 2.52 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913.

 Runners Up: Matt Tomkins, Indy (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .965 save pct.), Parker Milner, South Carolina (2-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .977 save pct.) and Pat Nagle, Toledo (2-0-0, 0.47 GAA, .981 save pct.).

Also Nominated: Tomas Sholl (Adirondack), Michael Houser (Fort Wayne), Ryan Faragher (Idaho), C.J. Motte (Quad City) and Joel Rumpel (Utah).