Centre Wayne Groulx made it to the NHL for one game with the Quebec Nordiques in 1984-85. He was a productive offensive player in junior and Europe but had a tougher time freeing himself of the tighter checking style of play in the big leagues.
Born in Welland, Ontario, Groulx accumulated 187 goals in four years with the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was named to the league's first and second all-star teams once each and helped the Hounds reach the 1985 Memorial Cup finals. The talented youngster was taken 179th overall by Quebec in 1983 and played one game for them during his last year of junior. He then spent two years putting up moderate numbers in the AHL and IHL before heading to Europe.
Groulx began his overseas odyssey by averaging a point per game for Finland's Kaipa club in 1987-88. He then spent four years in Austria with the Lustenau and EC Graz clubs and represented the country at the 1992 B Pool World Championships. Groulx' 14 points in seven games led the Austrians to the tournament title and promotion to A Pool for the next year. In 1992-93 the tricky pivot led the Austrian League with 64 goals in 55 games and helped Austria finish ninth out of twelve teams at the World tourney. He retired in 1994 after playing one last year in Graz.