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.