At 6'1" and 191 pounds, den Ouden brings some size up front for the Voodoos program.
"I chose Powassan because I feel they will give me the best opportunity to develop into the player I want to become, as well as the fact that they have a great team every year and I can’t wait to be part of that," said den Ouden, a 2004 birth year forward.
Mike Mackley, the Voodoos VP of Hockey Operations, is glad to have den Ouden join the program. He describes den Ouden as a forward who is mature, has character and should start contributing on day one.
"Kyle is a big and strong winger who plays a power game," noted Mackley.
"He has an elite release and shot. His combination of size, skill and smarts make him difficult to defend in the offensive zone."
den Ouden is excited to get on the ice with new Voodoos head coach Marc Lafleur.
"What I can bring to this team is a coachable player that works hard every day and is always looking to get better, I bring a heavy shot and physicality, as well as being responsible in the defensive zone," he said.
den Ouden also looks forward to playing in front of the crazy Voodoos fans at the Powassan Sportsplex.
"What I am looking forward to is playing for the great fans," he said.
"I’ve heard a lot about what the atmosphere is like and I’m really excited to experience that. Another thing I’m looking forward to is getting to meet my new teammates, coaches, trainers, and staff."
The Voodoos look forward to getting on the ice this summer once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in preparation for a return to play in the fall of 2021.