ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Martin Ouellette has been reassigned to the team by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando’s NHL affiliate. Ouellette was signed to an American Hockey League contract by the Syracuse Crunch – Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate – on June 27.
Ouellette (mar-TAN woo-LETT), 26, appeared in 42 games with the Florida Everblades last season, posting a 33-5-3 record with a 2.02 goals-against average, a .921 save percentage and four shutouts. Ouellette’s 33 wins led all Eastern Conference goalies, and his goals-against average ranked second in the league. During the regular season, the netminder was twice named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week, an honor he has received three total times in his career. Ouellette also represented Florida at the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic in Indianapolis.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound goalie then guided the Everblades to an Eastern Conference championship in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, backstopping Florida to Game 7 of the Kelly Cup Finals. In 19 postseason appearances, Ouellette posted a 14-5 record with a 2.31 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and one shutout.
In 155 career games with the Everblades, Reading Royals and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec native has amassed a 93-58-8 record with a 2.40 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and 11 shutouts.
Prior to turning pro, Ouellette played for the University of Maine, where he appeared in 82 career matches with a 28-33-14 record, a 2.52 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and seven shutouts.
Ouellette was a seventh-round selection (#184 overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
A PDF version of Orlando’s training camp roster can be found by clicking here.
2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators as the Orlando Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.