Ice hockey player
| February 2, 1965 (age 50)
Welland, ON, CAN (1965-02-02) |
172nd overall, 1983
Wayne Groulx Wikipedia
Wayne Groulx (born February 2, 1965 in Welland, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey centre. During the 1984–85 NHL season, he played one game for the Quebec Nordiques.
Groulx was drafted 172nd overall by the Nordiques in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft and played one game for them during the 1984-85 NHL season. He also played in the International Hockey League for the Muskegon Lumberjacks and in the American Hockey League for the Fredericton Express and Baltimore Skipjacks. Groulx played in Finland's SM-liiga for KalPa before spending six seasons in Austria, with EHC Lustenau and five seasons with EC Graz. He represented Austria in the 1992 World Hockey Championship.
Despite three 100 point campaigns with the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, including winning the Red Tilson Trophy as Most Outstanding Player in 1985, his success never translated beyond the junior level in North America, though he later became a star player in the Austrian Hockey League in the 1990s.
After retiring as a player, Groulx coached the Fort Erie Meteors of the Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League.