Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Guay
Right-winger Paul Guay was a part-time NHL player for seven years in the 80s and 90s. He was a reliable goal scorer who could handle the rough going in the corners but attained most of his success in the minors or as an amateur.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Guay was selected 118th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1981 after starring at Mount St. Charles High School. He then spent two years at Providence College and a year with the US national team. After scoring a goal in six games for Team USA at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the young forward joined the Philadelphia Flyers who acquired him for veteran Paul Holmgren. Guay scored eight points in 14 games for the club but was relegated to the minors the following season.

In October, 1985 Guay was traded to the LA Kings where he was a decent role player for four years. He later played a handful of games for the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders but was chiefly an offensive sparkplug in the AHL and IHL during his last few years as a pro. Guay scored at least 20-goals three straight years then retired in 1993 after scoring ten times for the Springfield Indians.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Mount St. Charles Mounties High-RI 23 18 19 37
1980-81 Mount St. Charles Mounties High-RI 23 28 38 66
1981-82 Providence College ECAC 33 23 17 40 38
1982-83 Providence College ECAC 42 34 31 65 83
1983-84 United States Nat-Tm 62 20 18 38 44
1983-84 United States Olympics 6 1 0 1 8
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 2 6 8 14 +1 3 0 0 0 4
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 +2
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 74 23 30 53 123
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 23 3 3 6 18 -6
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 57 15 36 51 101 5 3 0 3 11
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 35 2 5 7 16 -14 2 0 0 0 0
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 6 1 3 4 11
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 33 4 4 8 40 -7 4 0 1 1 8
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 42 21 26 47 53
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 4 6 10 20
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 2 2 0 0
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 61 15 29 44 77
1989-90 Utica Devils AHL 75 25 30 55 103 5 2 2 4 13
1990-91 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 2 2 2 +2
1990-91 Capital District Islanders AHL 74 26 35 61 81
1991-92 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 81 24 33 57 93 3 2 1 3 7
1992-93 Springfield Indians AHL 65 10 32 42 90 11 1 2 3 6
NHL Totals 117 11 23 34 92 9 0 1 1 12


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1983) Rights traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota with Minnesota's 3rd round pick (Darryl Gilmour) in 1985 NHL Draft for Paul Holmgren, February 23, 1984. Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 4th round pick (Sylvain Couturier) in 1986 NHL Draft for Steve Seguin and Los Angeles' 2nd round pick (Jukka Seppo) in 1986 NHL Draft, October 11, 1985. Traded to Boston by Los Angeles for the rights to Dave Pasin, November 3, 1988. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 14, 1989. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 13, 1990.
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