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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
172 lb (78 kg)
NHL Team Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 12 1988 (1988-01-12) (age 22),
Hearst, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2006
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 2008 – present

Claude Giroux (born January 12, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Giroux started his career by signing with the Gatineau Olympiques as a free agent after playing in the Central Jr. A League. During his rookie season, he scored 39 goals for a total of 103 points in only 69 games. He then entered the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, where the Philadelphia Flyers selected him 22nd overall. They signed him to an entry level contract on July 23, 2007.

Giroux made his NHL debut when the Flyers visited the Ottawa Senators on February 19, 2008, when he was called-up for a total of two games for the injury ridden Flyers.

Finishing his tenure in Gatineau, he helped the club win the QMJHL Playoffs and earned himself the Guy Lafleur Trophy as MVP in the QMJHL Playoffs by scoring 17 goals and 34 assists in 19 playoff games, also setting a franchise record.

After a disappointing training camp for the Flyers at the beginning of the 2008-09 season, he was assigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. However, after getting used to professional hockey, things turned around quickly. He was named Rookie of the Month for December for his eight goals and six assists in eight games. He was called up to the Flyers after the Christmas break and remained there throughout the rest of the season. On December 31, he recorded his first NHL point by assisting on a goal by Jeff Carter in a win over the Vancouver Canucks. He suffered a mild concussion during the next game when Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks elbowed him in the head. Giroux finished the game but missed the next five; Perry was suspended for four games. On January 27, 2009, Giroux scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Tomáš Vokoun and the Florida Panthers in a 3-2 loss. His first playoff goal came in a 6-3 win in game three of the 2009 Eastern Conference quarter-finals against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The same game also saw him setting up a short-handed goal when he stole the puck in the corner of the Penguins zone and outworked their backcheck, skating past the back of their net twice protecting the puck while looking for incoming support in the form of Simon Gagné.

Awards

  • Played in the 2005–06 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • QMJHL Rookie of the Month December 2005 and March 2006
  • 2005–06 QMJHL All-Rookie Team
  • QMJHL Offensive Player of the Month September 2006
  • 2008 President's Cup (QMJHL Playoff Champion) with Gatineau Olympiques
  • 2008 Guy Lafleur Trophy (QMJHL Playoff MVP)
  • 2007–08 QMJHL First All-Star Team
  • 2007–08 Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team
  • AHL Rookie of the Month December 2008

Career statistics

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Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 69 39 64 103 64 17 5 15 20 24
2006–07 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 63 48 64 112 49 5 2 5 7 2
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 5 1 1 2 6
2007–08 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 55 38 68 106 37 19 17 34 51 6
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 33 17 17 34 22
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 9 18 27 14 6 2 3 5 6
NHL totals 44 9 18 27 14 6 2 3 5 6

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC 7 2 4 6 8
Junior int'l totals 7 2 4 6 8

References

External links

  • Claude Giroux's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Claude Giroux's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Claude Giroux's NHL player profile
Preceded by
Steve Downie
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
James van Riemsdyk

This article uses material from the "Claude Giroux" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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