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August 12, 2010
Like Domonic Brown, Claude Giroux will benefit from being on a team with a lot of established players who know the ropes. The Flyers have a 25-year-old captain in Mike Richards who will be expected to shoulder the heavy lifting. Giroux has been a big-time point generator at every level. During his rookie season with the Gatineau Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he had 39 goals and 103 points in just 69 games. The Flyers drafted him 22nd overall in 2006, and he proceeded to post two more hundred-point seasons in juniors, including 112 points in 63 games in his second season for Gatineau.
SPORTS
December 23, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
Claude Giroux was snubbed. Again. With hockey in a deep freeze, thanks to the NHL's second labor stoppage in 8 years, the Flyers' star - whom many consider to be Philadelphia's most electrifying athlete - dropped to fifth place in the Daily News' annual Sportsperson of the Year balloting. In other words, Giroux finished further back in his own city among sports writers than he did (fourth) in Hart Trophy voting last season for hockey's Most Valuable Player award. Full disclosure: This Flyers beat writer voted for Giroux as No. 1 on his ballot, ahead of Mike Trout, Doug Collins, Carlos Ruiz and Bill O'Brien.
SPORTS
June 4, 2010
Position: Right wing Height, weight: 5-11, 180 Age: 22 Birthdate: Jan. 12, 1988 Hometown: Born and raised in Hearst, Ontario Years pro: 2 How acquired: Selected by Flyers in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 2006 draft This year: Giroux didn't have the breakout sophomore regular-season campaign many hoped he would, notching 16 goals and 31 assists; he had a minus-9 rating in 82 games. But like many of his teammates, the playmaking puck wizard has far exceeded expectations in the playoffs, collecting nine goals and 11 assists in 20 games.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012
AFTER SUSTAINING a neck injury while playing in Germany on Nov. 17, Flyers star Claude Giroux was back on the ice in Ottawa on Wednesday. Giroux, 24, participated in a 90-minute skate at the Carleton Ice House in Ottawa, where he makes his summer home. "I skated for the first time today," Giroux said in a message to the Daily News. "It was a slow skate. Just trying to get the legs going again. " Giroux is not fully recovered and said he had "no idea" when he would be back at 100 percent.
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December 25, 2011 | By Rich Hofmann, hofmanr@phillynews.com
The concussion changes the perception, just a little. Even if his recovery is complete, it is hard to forget a period of December days when just a slow turn on the ice left him feeling sick. That was Claude Giroux's existence as the year neared its end. That the feeling passed is to be celebrated. He can only hope that that the healing is complete, and that 2011 will be remembered for what it was. That is, the year he became a star. That is the word: star. As he sat down with his concussion, Giroux led the National Hockey League in points.
SPORTS
January 16, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The player known to his teammates as "G" will wear the "C. " Star center Claude Giroux was named the 19th captain in Flyers history, the club announced Tuesday night. Giroux, 25, replaces the injured Chris Pronger, whose career is likely over because of post-concussion syndrome. All week, players, coaches, and management types took turns praising Giroux's leadership and saying he was ready to assume the captain's role, so it became a foregone conclusion before the team made the announcement.
SPORTS
July 5, 2013 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
UPDATE: The Flyers confirmed Friday morning that they've sealed an eight-year contract extension with Claude Giroux. ONE YEAR ago, Peter Laviolette called him the best player in the world. Starting next season, Claude Giroux will be paid like one of the best players in the world. The Flyers confirmed Friday morning that they've sealed an 8-year contract extension with Giroux that will pay him in the neighborhood of $66 million. The extension will kick in for the 2014-15 season and run through 2022.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After starting the season with goals in each of his first two games, Flyers center Claude Giroux entered Saturday in one of the worst slumps of his young career. Six games. No goals. And whispers that the new captaincy role was weighing on him. The 25-year-old superstar appeared to be pressing. "I've talked to Claude. I think he cares a lot. I think he wants to be successful and he wants his team to be successful," coach Peter Laviolette said before Giroux broke out of his funk in Saturday's much-needed 5-3 win over Carolina.
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July 5, 2014
After he spent a night in jail following a bizarre incident at an Ottawa bar, Flyers captain Claude Giroux issued an apology Thursday. "I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates, and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor," Giroux said in a statement. Giroux, 26, was arrested at the bar Tuesday night for allegedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer repeatedly. Alcohol was believed to be involved. The Ottawa police said no charges would be filed.
SPORTS
July 4, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Ottawa police officer said Wednesday he does not expect Flyers captain Claude Giroux to face any charges after a bizarre incident Tuesday night. Giroux spent the night in an Ottawa jail cell, according to the Ottawa Sun. The Sun reported that Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer at an Ottawa bar, and it said alcohol was believed to be involved. The newspaper said that the police officer warned Giroux to stop and that the star center did it again and was arrested.
SPORTS
July 3, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
LANE JOHNSON owes Claude Giroux. The Daily News on Tuesday reported that Johnson, the Eagles' first-round pick last year and their starting right tackle, tested positive for a banned substance and likely will be suspended for the first four games of this season. The Ottawa Sun yesterday reported that Giroux, the Flyers' captain and star center, allegedly repeatedly grabbed the backside of a male Ottawa police officer in a bar. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
SPORTS
June 27, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
AFTER THE playoff wins, the roar-inducing goals and the constant banter with Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell will miss the meals at Spasso Italian Grill the most. Hartnell began stopping at Spasso at Front and Chestnut streets for pregame meals not long after he arrived in town in 2007. Each season, a few more players would join Hartnell in making Spasso a part of their game-day ritual. By last year, Hartnell had more than half the team hooked. And it wasn't just the food. Without any official designation or signage, Hartnell turned a neighborhood restaurant into an extension of the Flyers' locker room.
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May 10, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
New Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says he likes the group of forwards he has inherited, but implied something is missing. "Whether it's a perfect fit, that's a thing I tend to look at - the lines and the fit," Hextall said after being named Paul Holmgren's successor Wednesday. "There's a couple things. We had a lot of guys move around the lineup this year. I'd like to find one or two guys that are a little better fit. I don't know if that will be out there or not. That would be one priority.
SPORTS
May 8, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
ASK PAUL Holmgren the biggest things the Flyers need to do this summer, and his answer is simple. "We need to get bigger, stronger, faster," Holmgren said, "throughout the whole organization. " Speed was the Flyers' Achilles heel in their first-round series with the New York Rangers. It was the first thing Craig Berube attempted to improve when he blew his first whistle as head coach in practice on Oct. 8. The Flyers skated lap after lap, circling behind nets, day after day in practice for that first month.
SPORTS
May 7, 2014
CLAUDE GIROUX was announced yesterday as one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the top overall player in the NHL, as voted by his peers. Giroux, 26, closed with 79 points in his final 67 games of the regular season. Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby also were nominated. The award, formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, is the only one voted on by players themselves. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards on June 24 in Las Vegas.
SPORTS
May 7, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Of all the Flyers, no one has a more important offseason ahead than Vinny Lecavalier, the 34-year-old forward who is coming off an odd first year with his new team. Whether it was because of a bad back, a position change, or advanced age, one thing is certain: Lecavalier did not have the type of season the Flyers envisioned when they signed him to a five-year $22 million contract. "I don't want to say I'm disappointed in Vinny for the year, but I'm disappointed for him," general manager Paul Holmgren said at the team's season-ending news conference last week.
SPORTS
May 5, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
A THRILLING and glorious ride ended when it should have. Beaten by a better team, a more mature team with a greater understanding of playoff imperatives, the Flyers are a better club for it. They learned this, if nothing else: They have a chance against virtually anyone as long as they play with abandon. They will take penalties, but they will draw them, too. They will give up rushes, but they will get them, too. They cannot control a game as the Rangers did this series, as the Kings did in their Stanley Cup run. They can only play.
SPORTS
May 3, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claude Giroux was rewarded Thursday for finishing third in the NHL scoring race and engineering the Flyers' turnaround from a 1-7 start. The 26-year-old center was named a finalist for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the league's MVP. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who is the heavy favorite, and Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf also are finalists. The winner will be announced June 24 in Las Vegas. Giroux collected 86 points, putting him behind only Crosby (104) and Getzlaf (87). He is the fifth-ever Flyer named a Hart finalist.
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