Giroux named Captain of the Flyers
January 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Flyers today named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in the franchise’s history, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. In addition, Holmgren announced that Kimmo Timonen will serve as associate captain, while Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains.
"Claude is the undisputed leader of this team,” Holmgren said in making the announcement. “He always exhibits a tremendous work ethic in games and practices. He is a great professional both on and off the ice. Claude has learned a lot over the past few years playing with Mike Richards, Danny Briere, Kimmo Timonen and Chris Pronger, just to name a few. Having played with these athletes has been a huge benefit for Claude."
"Basically, we have some veterans who are really solid guys and have been captains and could be captains, but I think they realize along with us that this is Claude's time,” said Flyers chairman Ed Snider. “He is our leader and without a doubt our best player, and is one of the premier players in the NHL right now. I am very proud of him and I think this is only the beginning of a phenomenal, phenomenal career."
Claude Giroux's Top 10 Tunes of 2012
December 31, 2012
Claude Giroux likes country music.
The 24-year-old breakout star of the Flyers, who was raised in a blue-collar town in Ontario, listed five country genre-specific songs as part of his roundup of ten favorites in 2012. Whether or not Giroux adding Jason Aldean's "Fly Over States" was intentional or coincidental, hockey fans hope he will be able to do it soon.
Best Claude Giroux goal in 2011-12
August 23, 2012
Nearly 3,000 votes were cast for Claude Giroux's best goal of 2011-12 and the fans have spoken...
The First Shift: Claude Giroux's hit on Penguins' Sidney Crosby immediately followed by his goal in the opening minute of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series vs. Pittsburgh is the winner with nearly 2,000 votes (1,925).
Giroux EA Sports NHL 13 cover athlete
June 20, 2012
Electronic Arts Inc. and NHL.com announced today during the live broadcast of the 2012 NHL Awards that Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux has been selected by fans as the EA SPORTS NHL 13 cover athlete.
Giroux beat Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the final of the first ever EA SPORTS NHL Cover Vote campaign by less than a one percent margin, in what was the closest matchup of the entire campaign.