Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Francois Guay
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 33 7 25 32 8 6 1 6 7 6
1984-85 Laval Voisins QMJHL 66 13 18 31 21
1985-86 Laval Titan QMJHL 71 19 55 74 46 14 5 6 11 15
1986-87 Laval Titan QMJHL 63 52 76 128 67 14 5 13 18 18
1987-88 Laval Titan QMJHL 66 60 83 143 142 14 10 16 26 10
1988-89 Rochester Americans AHL 45 6 20 26 34
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL 69 28 35 63 39 16 4 8 12 12
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 61 24 39 63 38 15 5 5 10 8
1991-92 Innsbrucker EV Austria 40 34 45 79
1992-93 Innsbrucker EV Austria 53 43 59 102
1993-94 Klagenfurter AC Austria 46 30 50 80
1994-95 SC Herisau Swiss-2 36 23 44 67 83 4 1 2 3 14
1995-96 SC Herisau Swiss-2 36 32 35 67 52 5 2 6 8 2
1996-97 Adler Mannheim Germany 14 2 8 10 10
1997-98 Adler Mannheim Germany 39 8 13 21 41 10 0 4 4 6
1997-98 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 4 0 1 1 6
1998-99 Kassel Huskies Germany 49 17 36 53 76
1999-00 Kassel Huskies Germany 39 10 15 25 59 6 2 1 3 12
2000-01 Kassel Huskies Germany 43 8 24 32 48
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Officially announced retirement, February 2, 2001.