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Claude Giroux | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 172
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Claude Giroux issued a statement of apology for his arrest for a strange incident on Tuesday night.
"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," said Giroux. "Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted. I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and specifically the individual officer. I will be making no further public comment on this matter." He added that his focus is preparing for next season and he won't let this incident distract him. Giroux reportedly grabbed the buttocks of a male officer twice after being warned not to do it again after the first time. He spent the night in jail. Jul 3 - 6:27 PM

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Claude Giroux was released from jail Wednesday morning.

Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell. According to the Ottawa Sun's sources, the police were on a routine patrol at a bar called The Great Canadian Cabin when Giroux grabbed a male officer's buttocks. He was asked not to do that again, but he did so anyways and was subsequently arrested. That being said, the Ottawa Police can't comment on an incident were charges aren't made and they previously stated that they don't expect any charges to be filed against Giroux.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 2 - 2:55 PM

Claude Giroux is not expected to be charged for an incident Tuesday night that resulted in him reportedly getting arrested.

Giroux repeated grabbed a male officer's buttocks, according to an Ottawa Sun report. "Under Canadian law, I can not give out any information unless charges are made," said Ottawa police spokesman Marc Soucy said, "and we do not expect the police to make any charges." Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement confirming that the team is aware of the report, but they aren't commenting further until they have more information.
Jul 2 - 12:21 PM

Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement saying that he's aware of the reports surrounding Claude Giroux.

Hextall wants to hold off on making any further comments until he has more information. Giroux was reportedly arrested after allegedly repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks. The incident occurred at an Ottawa bar and it's believed that alcohol was a factor.
Jul 2 - 11:21 AM

Claude Giroux was reportedly arrested Tuesday night after repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks.

It's believed that alcohol was a factor. Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell, but hasn't been criminally charged. Police said they can't comment unless there are charges laid.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 2 - 10:10 AM

New Flyers GM Ron Hextall may search for a left winger to play on Claude Giroux's line.

Among the potential free-agent left wingers: Matt Moulson, Benoit Pouliot, and Mason Raymond. Winnipeg left winger Evander Kane, who had 19 goals last season, is also an intriguing trade possibility.
May 10 - 10:59 AM

Claude Giroux has been nominated for the 2013-14 Ted Lindsay Award.

The award is presented annually to the "Most Outstanding Player" in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA. This is the first time that Giroux has been a finalist for the trophy. Eric Lindros was the last Flyers player to capture the award and he accomplished that in 1994-95.
May 5 - 12:21 PM

Claude Giroux has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.

After a sluggish start to the year, he matched his previous high of 28 goals and finished third in NHL scoring with 86 points in 82 games. This is his first nomination for the Hart Trophy.
May 1 - 1:31 PM

Claude Giroux tried to stay positive after the Flyers were eliminated in seven games.

Giroux had three shots on goal in the Flyers' 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. "We moved the puck well, had a couple chances," Claude Giroux said. "We have to make sure it goes in the net. It's Game 7. You lose 2-1. It doesn't get closer than that. I think we did a good job staying in the battle. We have a lot of character in this room. For a young team, I think it's great. This is only going to make it stronger." Although he was held off the scoresheet in Game 7, Giroux had six points in the first round.
May 1 - 10:01 AM

Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Giroux has two goals and six points in six playoff games. He's excelled in the postseason throughout his career and now has 61 points in 56 contests.
Apr 30 - 10:10 AM

Flyers coach Craig Berube is still looking for more from Claude Giroux.

"He definitely was more effective with the puck; he shot the puck more," Berube said of Giroux's performance in Game 5. "He competed hard. I still think he's not where he needs to be. And he'll get there." The Philadelphia captain acknowledged that he needs to better as well. "I'm aware I've got to play better. I want to play better," Giroux said. "And I will." He registered six shots and scored in Game 5 after he had four shots and two assists in the previous four matches of the series. Look for him to come out blazing on Tuesday night when the Flyers try to force Game 7.
Apr 28 - 3:44 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers didn't win, but Claude Giroux at least managed to score his first goal of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in Sunday's 4-2 Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers.

The talented forward can at least not answer that specific irritating question. The Flyers will attempt to fight off elimination in Game 6 on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 3:17 PM

Claude Giroux has played well in the playoffs despite picking up only two assists in four games.

Giroux has been great at the face off dot as he has won 44 of 73 chances in the series. Giroux is also a plus-three and while he did finish third in the NHL in scoring with 86 points, he could break loose offensively at any time.
Apr 27 - 8:30 AM

Claude Giroux recorded an assist in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers.

Giroux also had two shots on goal after failing to get any in the first two games of the Flyers' first round series. He had 28 goals and 86 points in 82 contests during the regular season.
Apr 23 - 10:45 AM

Claude Giroux hasn't recorded a shot on goal yet in the 2014 playoffs.

Giroux has an assist and plus-three rating in two games, but the Flyers are hoping to get more out of him offensively. "He worked hard, and you've got to keep continuing to work hard and find shots," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "They're tight-checking [and] they're good at it. … He's going to get checked. He's got to fight through it. He understands that. He's working hard and doing that." Giroux ranked third in the NHL with 86 points in 82 games this season.
Apr 22 - 1:42 PM

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All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Ryan White
6Scott Laughton
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Kimmo Timonen
3Braydon Coburn
4Andrew MacDonald
5Michael Del Zotto
6Nicklas Grossmann
7Luke Schenn
8Nick Schultz
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery