2008-09: Martin Ouellette skated in sixteen games for Kimball Union Academy as a junior and had a 2.93 GAA with an .894 save percentage.
2009-10: As a senior at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, Ouellette played 27 games with a 1.61 goals against average and .925 save percentage.
2010-11: Ouellette appeared in nine games as one of three goalies for Maine as a freshman. Fellow freshman Dan Sullivan saw the bulk of the action and in eight starts Ouellette was 3-3-2 with 1 shutout and finished the season with a 3.18 GAA and .862 save percentage. Maine finished fifth in Hockey East and was eliminated by Merrimack in back-to-back games in the conference quarterfinals.
2011-12: Ouellette is still stuck behind Dan Sullivan in Maine’s depth chart and didn’t see an increase in playing time. His goals against average rose to 3.42 as well as his minutes (dropped by 175 minutes). Maine lost to Boston College in the Hockey East Tournament semi final game and lost to defending champs, Minnesota Duluth, their final game of the tournament.
It’s hard to tell if Ouellette is going to develop into a NHL goalie because he is stuck behind Sullivan on Maine’s roster. He shows tremendous poise between the pipes and was the most improved goalie by the end of Columbus’s development camp. He could develop into a good stay at home goalie, cutting down angles and relaying on his positioning to make saves.
Unfortunately for Ouellette he is committed to Maine, which is a great school, but he isn’t better than the starting goalie. He will continue to get some playing time, but his passive technique may have him stuck warming the bench his collegiate career.