Centre Francois Guay made it into one game with the Buffalo Sabres in 1989-90. His North American pro career was brief but he ended up enjoying several productive years in Europe.
Born in Gatineau, Quebec, Guay was claimed 152nd overall by Buffalo in 1986 after he scored 74 points for the Laval Voisins. He returned for two years of junior and accumulated 112 goals. During his first three pro seasons he improved his overall game with the AHL's Rochester Americans and received a one game exposure to the NHL.
In 1991-92, Guay opted to join the Innsbruck club of Austria which began a nine year association with Europe. The talented forward put up big numbers wherever he played in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He best year came with Innsbruck in 1992-93 when he registered 102 points in 53 games.