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Claude Giroux | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 172
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Flyers owner Ed Snider clarified that while Flyers GM Ron Hextall will be patient with the team's young players, he still intends to contend in the short-term.
"The bottom line is, that patience was misinterpreted to mean that he was going to be patient with the team in and of itself," Snider said. "Which he's not. He's going to do everything in his power to produce a winner as soon as possible, which means it could be trades, it could be coaching, it could be all kinds of things." Philadelphia has missed the playoffs in two of its last three years. It had a 33-31-18 record in 2014-15, which led to the firing of head coach Craig Berube. May 5 - 11:11 AM

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Claude Giroux will play for Team Canada in May's World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

Giroux is arguably the highest profile star of the first group of 19 players named to World Championship roster. Giroux has five goals and 14 points while representing his country at the various different levels of junior hockey. The Flyers star had 73 points in 81 games this season.
Apr 15 - 12:49 AM

Claude Giroux had an assist in a 3-1 loss on Thursday.

Giroux is on a three-game point streak. He has 25 goals and 73 points in 80 contests. That's a bit below what we were hoping from him going into the season, but not terribly so. He's recorded at least 70 points in four straight campaigns, not including the lockout shortened season.
Apr 10 - 11:16 AM

Claude Giroux scored twice in Tuesday's big 5-4 win over the Islanders.

The win wasn't big for the Flyers, who are already eliminated from playoff contention, but it does severely hamper the Islanders' who need every point they can get down to the home stretch. Giroux was dominant, hurling two hits along with his two goals across 18 minutes of work. He now has 25 goals and 72 points in 79 games this season.
Apr 7 - 11:50 PM

Claude Giroux scored twice for the Flyers, who came up short in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Oilers on Saturday night.

The Flyers captain has goals in back-to-back games and points in three games in a row. His 21 goals seem low, mostly due to the fact he has a 8.2 percent shooting percentage. Michael Raffl and Ryan White notched the other goals. Jakub Voracek tallied three helpers.
Mar 22 - 12:51 AM

Claude Giroux has just one shootout goal in 10 attempts in 2014-15.

"There's no excuses. You have to find a way to put it in," said Giroux. "It's you against the goalie. It's a mind game." Philadelphia is just 3-9 in the skills competition this season. The squad has a league-high 15 overtime/shootout defeats. There struggles after the third period aren't the only reason the Flyers will fall short of the playoffs, but they certainly are a significant one.
Mar 16 - 9:51 AM

Claude Giroux has not had a point in his last three games and has only two goals in his last 21 contests.

It has been a rough second half for Giroux as the perennial top-10 scorer is currently in a tie for 15th place and dropping. Giroux managed 86 points in 82 games last season but has only 61 in 68 games this season.
Mar 14 - 9:23 AM

Claude Giroux has been having a hard time finding the back of the net with only two goals in his last 18 games.

Giroux is 11th in the NHL scoring race but his poor offensive showing of late has prevented him from challenging for the Art Ross Trophy as he trails leader John Tavares by only nine points. He has 18 goals and 61 points this season and you have to wonder if he is banged up a bit.
Mar 8 - 9:59 AM

Claude Giroux contributed a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, but it wasn't enough as the lowly Maple Leafs beat the Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night.

Giroux now has four points in his past three games, to go with 59 in 61 games this season. The 27-year-old appears back on track after an uncharacteristic four game pointless slump earlier this month.
Feb 26 - 11:49 PM

Claude Giroux scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win over Washington.

Giroux opened the scoring on the power play at the 4:39 mark of the opening period. His assist came on a Wayne Simmonds goal in the second period to extend the Flyers' lead to 2-0. The 27-year-old came into Sunday's action having not recorded a point in his last four games. He now has 17 goals and 57 points in 59 games. Michael Del Zotto scored the game-winning goal for Philadelphia.
Feb 22 - 3:28 PM

Claude Giroux has yet to score a goal in five-on-five situations at home according to HockeyAnalysis.com.

Wow!!! That is quite a stat. Giroux has 16 goals this season with all six goals at home coming on the power play. He has 55 points this season which is good for sixth overall in the NHL so his fantasy value is still high.
Feb 14 - 10:48 AM

Claude Giroux has seven goals and 15 points in his last nine games against Washington.

This is significant as the Flyers are in Washington to take on the Capitals Sunday. Giroux has been slumping of late with no points in his last three games and only two goals and four points in his last nine. He is poised for a breakout game and it could come against Washington today.
Feb 8 - 10:56 AM

Claude Giroux thinks the Philadelphia Flyers should be in the playoffs.

Giroux thinks there is plenty of talent on this year's edition of the team and can't believe the Flyers are 12 points out of a playoff spot. "I'm not the only one frustrated. I think everyone in the room is frustrated," Giroux said. "Instead of me going in and yelling at everybody, I think it's important we stick together and we do this together. We can't be blaming and pointing fingers. I think it's important we stick together, and if we do this, we're going to get out of this hole." Jakob Voracek and Giroux are first and tied for third respectively in the race for the Art Ross Trophy, so it is a bit surprising the Flyers are so far back with that scoring duo.
Jan 25 - 8:45 AM

Claude Giroux and Kevin Shattenkirk top all performers in power-play points with 24 apiece so far in 2014-15.

Giroux has nine PPG and 15 PPA while Shattenkirk has four PPG and 20 PPA. Joe Pavelski and Alex Ovechkin are tied for the most power-play goals with 12 apiece.
Jan 24 - 5:02 PM

Claude Giroux netted the overtime winner for Philadelphia Tuesday as they upended the Penguins by a score of 3-2.

The power-play marker was Giroux's 16th goal of the year and 51st point in 47 games. He has fulfilled his end of the bargain for his fantasy owners this year. Luke Schenn and Chris Vandevelde also registered goals for the Flyers in the win.
Jan 20 - 11:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Chris VandeVelde
5Nick Cousins
6Vincent Lecavalier
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Jay Rosehill
6Aaron Palushaj
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Nicklas Grossmann
4Michael Del Zotto
5Luke Schenn
6Nick Schultz
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Radko Gudas
9Brandon Manning
10Evgeni Medvedev
11Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery