Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yves Heroux
Right-winger Yves Heroux played one game with the Quebec Nordiques in 1986-87. He was a gritty goal scorer who had a substantial impact in junior, the minors and Europe.

Born in Terrebonne, Quebec, Heroux was a Midget star with Laurentides AAA before moving on to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in 1982-83, After scoring 41 goals as a QMJHL rookie, the young forward was taken 32nd overall in the 1983 Entry Draft. Heroux returned to junior for two more years and notched a personal high 96 points in 1984-85.

The feisty winger split his first pro season between the AHL's Fredericton Express and the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL. In addition to his one game exposure to the NHL in 1986-87, Heroux spent most of the next decade in the minors. In 1990-91 he was part of the ill-fated Albany Choppers of the IHL who folded at mid-season. Heroux was picked up by the Peoria Rivermen for the rest of the year and played a major role in the club's Turner Cup win.

Prior to the 1995-96 season, Heroux signed with Austria's Lustenau club. After scoring 23 goals in 33 games he moved on to the German Bundesliga with the Augsburg Panthers and Schwenningen Wild Wings before sitting out the 1998-99 schedule. Heroux returned and notched 43 points in 42 games for the Ayr Eagles of the Scottish League in 1999-00 before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 48 53 53 106 84
1982-83 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 41 40 81 44 5 0 4 4 8
1983-84 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 56 28 25 53 67
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 66 42 54 96 125 14 5 8 13 39
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 31 12 10 22 42 2 0 1 1 7
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 42 14 8 22 41
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 37 8 6 14 13
1986-87 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 25 6 8 14 31 2 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 5 0 2 2 2
1988-89 Flint Spirits IHL 82 43 42 85 98
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 65 13 24 37 63
1989-90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 14 3 2 5 4 5 2 2 4 0
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 45 22 18 40 46
1990-91 Peoria Rivermen IHL 33 16 8 24 26 17 4 4 8 16
1991-92 Peoria Rivermen IHL 80 41 36 77 72 8 5 1 6 6
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 80 38 30 68 86
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 0 2 2 4
1993-94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 74 28 30 58 113
1994-95 Worcester IceCats AHL 7 3 1 4 2
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 66 31 24 55 56 5 2 3 5 6
1995-96 EHC Lustenau Alpenliga 8 6 9 15 4
1995-96 EHC Lustenau Austria 33 23 31 54 62
1996-97 Augsburger Panther Germany 20 4 9 13 30
1996-97 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 27 11 17 28 34 5 0 3 3 12
1997-98 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 50 14 12 26 147
1998-99 HK Olimpija Ljubljana Alpenliga 12 7 10 17 56
1998-99 EC Graz Alpenliga 15 13 6 19
1999-00 Ayr Scottish Eagles BH-Cup 8 7 3 10 2
1999-00 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 37 17 20 37 90 7 0 0 0 14
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, March 13, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 10, 1992.
Played w/ RHI's New Jersey R&R in 1994 (21-24-19-43-77) and 1995 (9-7-3-10-20).