Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Groulx
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Welland Cougars ON-Jr.B 38 44 32 76 44
1981-82 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 25 41 66 66 13 6 8 14 8
1982-83 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 67 44 86 130 54 16 7 9 16 13
1983-84 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 70 59 78 137 48 16 14 0 36 13
1984-85 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 59 85 144 102 16 18 18 36 24
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 4 2 2 4 7
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 15 2 6 8 12
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 55 22 27 49 56 12 4 4 8 26
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 30 11 7 18 8
1986-87 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 38 18 22 40 49
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 9 3 4 7 8
1987-88 KalPa Kuopio Finland 27 17 10 27 54
1987-88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 5 5 0 5 15
1988-89 EHC Lustenau Austria 40 40 47 87
1989-90 ATSE Graz Austria 36 42 41 83 87
1990-91 ATSE Graz Austria 32 26 22 48 85
1991-92 ATSE Graz Austria 29 14 19 33
1991-92 Austria WC-B 7 7 7 14 43
1992-93 EC Graz Austria 55 64 38 102
1992-93 Austria WC-A 6 0 0 0 10
1993-94 EC Graz Austria 44 20 17 37
1994-95 Lakeland Warriors SunHL 13 7 12 19 22
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


OHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
OHL First All-Star Team (1985)
OHL MVP (1985)
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