A pillar of Canada’s national hockey team since 1999, she has also been a source of inspiration through the years as a player for the Montreal Les Canadiennes, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and the University Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. The Montreal-born athlete has enjoyed an impeccable Olympic career.
Ouellette has never lost a final, winning Olympic gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, Torino in 2006, Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.
The forward contributed to winning gold with two goals during the four most decisive games. Ouellette was also the hero of the World Championship final in Burlington, US, in 2012. Her winning goal, scored in overtime, ensured the Canadians’ sixth gold medal in 11 years.
She is third all-time in games played with the national team, behind only Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford. Ouellette ranks third all-time in scoring with 84 goals and 150 assists for 234 points in 205 international games.