Michel Ouellet sparkled in his rookie NHL season with the Penguins in 2005-06. He racked up 16 goals and 16 assists in 50 games. He excelled on the power play as he tallied 11 goals on the man advantage. He ranked 12th among all NHL players and fifth among NHL rookies in shooting percentage at 18.4 percent.
Ouellet had 30 points (10+20) in 19 games at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2005-06 as well.
Notes: Finished eighth on the team in scoring and second with 11 power play goalsTied for fourth on the team in goalsFinished the season 12th among all NHL players in shooting percentage at 18.4% (16 goals in 87 shots)Finished tied for 25th among rookies in points (32), tied for sixth among rookies in power play goals (11), tied for 13th in power play points (18), tied for sixth in short-handed assists (1), tied for 15th in short-handed points (1) and his shooting percentage ranked fifth among first year playersMade his NHL debut and was plus-1 with one shot Nov. 22 vs. WashingtonScored his first goal of the season and first in the National Hockey League and was even with one shot Dec. 16 vs. Buffalo...Scored his second goal of the season and added his first NHL assist and was plus-2 with two shots Dec. 17 @ Buffalo...Tallied his second assist of the season and was minus-2 Dec. 23 vs. Philadelphia...Scored his third goal of the season and was even with four shots Dec. 27 vs. Toronto...Scored his fourth goal of the season and added two assists and was even with three shots Dec. 31 vs. NY Rangers...Scored his fifth goal of the season and was even with one shot Jan. 2 @ Toronto...Scored two goals and was even with three shots Jan. 3 @ Montreal...Scored his eighth goal of the season and added his fifth assist and was minus-1 with two shots Jan. 6 @ Atlanta...Notched his ninth and tenth goals of the season and added an assist and was plus-1 with four shots Jan. 7 vs. Atlanta...Scored his 11th goal of the season and was minus-1 with four shots Jan. 15 @ Nashville...Scored his 12th goal of the season and added an assist and was even with two shots Jan. 23 @ Philadelphia...Tallied an assist and was plus-1 with one shot Jan. 25 vs. Washington...Added an assist and was plus-1 with two shots Jan. 26 @ NY Islanders...Tallied an assist and was minus-1 Jan. 28 @ NY Rangers...Scored his 13th goal of the season and was minus-2 with four shots Feb. 2 vs. Ottawa...Added his 11th assist of the season and was even with four shots Feb. 4 vs. NY Islanders...Tallied an assist and was minus-1 with one shot Mar. 4 vs. Carolina...Scored his 14th goal of the season and added an assist and was plus-1 with three shots Mar. 11 vs. New Jersey...Added an assist and was minus-1 with two shots Mar. 26 vs. Montreal...Tallied an assist and was even with three shots Mar. 29 vs. Florida...Added an assist and was plus-1 Apr. 5 @ New Jersey......Scored his 15th goal of the season and was minus-2 with two shots Apr. 11 @ Philadelphia...Scored his 16th goal of the season and was plus-1 with two shots Apr. 13 vs. NY RangersAppeared in 19 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 30 points (10+20) and posting a plus-12 rating with 12 penalty minutes.
Career Notes 2004-05: Led the WB/S Penguins in scoring with 63 points (31+32) in 80 games Second year in a row that he led the team in scoring ... Set new career-highs for goals, assists, points and games played in a season One of six players to appear in all 80 games Recorded 25 (7g, 18a) of his 63 points on the road Led the team in scoring on the road Ranked tied for third on the team in plus/minus rating (+15) Finished second in the league with nine shootout goals Scored a goal in 24 of 80 games and registered a point in 45 of 80 games, including 14 multiple-point games (five multiple-goal games and four multiple-assist games) Had a plus or even in 56 games of 80 games Scored his 31st goal of the season in the third period vs. Norfolk on April 16 With the goal, he tied Toby Petersens team record for the most goals in a season (2002-03) Had a three-game point streak and assist streak with 0-4-4 totals from April 3-8 Recorded two assists at Philadelphia on April 3 Recorded two assists at Bridgeport on February 17 Recorded two points (1+1) for the Canadian All-Star team in the 2005 AHL All-Star Game on February 14. He and fellow Canadian All-Star teammate were the games high-scorers Scored is 30th goal of the season vs. Lowell on February 12. Is the first player in team history to record back-to-back 30 goal seasons Had a three-game point streak with 2-2-4 totals from January 30-February 4 Named as a starting forward for the Canadian AHL All-Star team in the 2005 Dodge AHL All-Star Game Had a four-game point streak with 5-2-7 totals from December 29-January 5 Recorded his second hat trick of the season and was a plus-four vs. Bridgeport on December 31 Had a season-high seven-game point streak with 8-3-11 totals from December 3-17 Recorded a goal in five straight games (8g) from December 5-15 Recorded his second career hat trick in a 6-4 win over Philadelphia on December 11 Recorded three points (1+2), including game-winning goal at Syracuse on November 26 Recorded one assist and was a plus-two vs. Hamilton on November 21 The game was his 100th AHL game.