OHL to Austria pro league

Randy Russon
September 16, 2020
Daylon Groulx

A durable, honest, hard nosed, two way right winger has turned three full seasons in the Ontario Hockey League into a professional contract in Austria.

Daylon Groulx, who would be going into his overage season in the OHL, has instead opted to turn pro as a 20-year old.

The 6 foot, 185 pound Groulx finished up his OHL career with the Ottawa 67’s in 2019-2020 after being acquired from the Owen Sound Attack for three draft picks.

In all, regular season and playoffs included, Groulx skated in 207 OHL games with Owen Sound and Ottawa as a former fourth round pick of the Attack. He totaled 50 goals, 37 assists, 87 points and spent 323 minutes in the penalty box.

In heading to Austria, Groulx will play pro for Klagenfurt AC of the Austria Erste Bank Hockey League.

His father, former OHL super star Wayne Groulx, told Hockey News North that “it’s a pretty exciting time for Daylon and the whole family … we will be heading over (to Austria) next week.”

The elder Groulx is the all-time points leader in the 48 year OHL history of the Greyhounds.

The now 55-year old Groulx, who played four fabulous seasons for the Greyhounds from 1981 to 1985, put up mind boggling numbers as a 5-foot-9 center for the Soo.

Regular season and playoffs included, Groulx scored 232 goals, 347 assists, 579 points in 328 games as a Greyhound. His 579 points are the third most of any player who has ever skated in the OHL.

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