Meet Lucas Ouellette
Chase Heat KIJHL
“6’0” 185 Pounds
2003 DOB – Forward
Tell us about your hometown, family and hobbies.
I was born and raised in Calgary Alberta, I have two older siblings and I love to play basketball and golf when I am not around the rinks.
How did you originally begin playing hockey (what age as well) and what is your favourite memory from when you were younger?
I began playing hockey at about 5 years old, my dad was always a big hockey fan and watching my older brother play inspired me to try it out. My favorite hockey memory is when I won 4 tournaments in one year in my second year of midget.
Who is your favourite NHL player and who do you model your game after? Why?
I have two favorite NHL players, Matthew Tkachuk and Auston Matthews. I always try to play like Tkachuk being a hard opponent to play against, being physical but also skillful at the same time. Auston Matthews is an unbelievable scorer and defender, I constantly practice shooting like Matthews and I watch his games and see how skilled he is at taking the puck off peoples sticks
What team do/did you play for? What was your favorite part from the season?
Last season I played for the Chase Heat in the KIJHL. My favorite part of the season was the junior experience. Being with the team all the time really helps build up the team chemistry and you are constantly on the ice being able to work on your game every day which helps a lot to develop my skills.
What are your top goals as a student athlete? Why are they your top goals?
My goals as a student athlete are to get my university education and to finish with a 3.9 GPA. It has always been my dream to play college hockey and to get that experience would mean the world to me.
How important is school from your perspective? Why is it that way?
School is very important to me because my parents were always pushing me and motivating me to do well in school. I always took school very seriously and wanted to be on the honor roll every year that I was able to. I managed to be an honor roll student from grades 7-11 which to me is very rewarding.
What would it mean to you to play at the NCAA or Pro level?
Growing up around the rinks and being invested in the NHL from a young age has always been so inspiring to me, I always wanted to be able to play in college hockey and at the pro level and has been a dream of mine from a very young age.
What separates you as a player or person? How do you continue to get better?
I feel that the biggest thing that separates me from a lot of other players is that I am able to play in any spot in the lineup and I will do whatever it takes to win the game. I also love learning from my mistakes and trying to improve my game each and every day.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports careers (community, team, success, etc.)
Away from the rinks I would like to have a reputation as always being a good person and being someone that other kids and younger hockey players can look up to. As a late bloomer in the game, I want to show younger kids that it doesn’t matter if you don’t always make the best teams at an early age, you will still be able to accomplish your dreams and goals in the game of hockey.
One fun fact about yourself.
I wear the number 12 on the ice because of two people, Jarome Iginla and my late Grandfather. Growing up Jarome Iginla was always my favorite player, I love the way he never cheated the game and was never afraid to stick up for his teammates while still being able to produce offensively. Before every game I touch the numbers on my jersey in honor of my grandfather.