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Claude Giroux | Winger | #28

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (22) / PHI
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Claude Giroux's four-game point streak came to an end in Thursday's 1-0 loss to Nashville.
The Flyers couldn't solve Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. Giroux finished the game with three shots on goal and one hit in 22:06 of ice time. The 29-year-old has four goals and five assists in seven games this season. After a disappointing 2016-17 season, Giroux still looks like he's back on track this year. He's a must-own in all fantasy leagues right now. Oct 19 - 9:40 PM

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Claude Giroux scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Don't look now, but after a down year last year, Giroux is off to a fantastic start in 2017-18. Giroux helped set up Sean Couturier's second-period goal that gave Philadelphia a 1-0 and he added one of his own on the power play later on in the frame. The Flyers captain finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 16:41 of ice time. Giroux is now riding a four-game point streak. He's up to four goals and five assists in six games this season.
Oct 17 - 10:00 PM

Claude Giroux picked up two goals and two assists in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Giroux helped set up both of Sean Couturier's goals in the first and third period and he added two of his own in the second and third frames. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating and four shots on goal in 14:50 of ice time tonight. Giroux has now picked up at a point in three straight games. He's up to three goals and four assists in five games.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 14 - 11:33 PM

Claude Giroux had an assist on Saturday to move ahead of Mark Recchi on the Flyers all-time assists list.

The helper moved Giroux into fourth all-time on the team list with Bill Barber next on the list with 463, 67 ahead of Giroux. Giroux had a tough 2016-17 campaign with only 14 goals and 58 points. Look for a return to the 70 point mark this season.
Oct 8 - 9:35 AM

Flyers coach Dave Hakstol has been pleased by what he's seen when using Claude Giroux as a left winger.

Hakstol has been experimenting over the course of training camp and the preseason with shifting Giroux from center to the left wing. "That’s what we were looking for, and if you think back to it, those guys had a practice together and then we went away from it a bit," Hakstol said after Thursday's 5-1 preseason win. "There’s obviously some big changes there for ‘G’ and a different look with those three guys together. Give credit to those three guys. They’ve dug in and they’ve worked hard at it. Looking at it tonight, for sure, it’s an option." Giroux's linemates when he's been serving on the left wing have been Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek. Having Giroux shift positions would help with their logjam at center, but it's still not guaranteed that Giroux will actually be a winger once the season starts.
Sep 29 - 11:13 AM

Claude Giroux was tested out as a left winger during Monday's preseason contest.

Giroux had previously practiced as a left winger during training camp, but initially he was still being used as a center during the actual preseason games. That changed on Monday when Giroux skated on a line with Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek. "It was good," Giroux said. "As the game went on, I started to feel more comfortable. We had a lot of chances, just some mistakes that you don’t see during the season, like a 2-on-0 with Jake, usually our chemistry is better than that. As the game went on, our chemistry got better and we were able to find each other a little bit more." Giroux might get in another exhibition game as a winger, but it's still not clear which position he'll be serving as when the season starts.
Sep 26 - 9:58 AM

Claude Giroux will play as a center during Thursday's preseason game.

As previously reported, Giroux has practiced as a left winger during training camp and the plan is to use him in that position at some point during the preseason. For Thursday's contest though, his linemates will be Oskar Lindblom and Jake Voracek.
Sep 21 - 1:16 PM

Claude Giroux was serving as a left winger during Tuesday's practice.

Sean Couturier served as the center on the line while Jakub Voracek played on the right side. Giroux typically plays as a center, but training camp is the time to experiment with different roles. "We did a lot of drills where I was coming down the left side there," Giroux said. "I can see the ice pretty good from there because you have the puck on your good side. It was actually a lot of fun. It’s not like I'm against it or I’m not happy with it if it makes the team better. I know we have a lot of centermen. I’m up for the idea for sure." There are reasons why shifting Giroux to the wing could make sense for Philadelphia. It would potentially allow them to have Couturier play as a top-six forward, which might lead to getting more offense out of him. It also would make it easier to fit second overall pick Nolan Patrick into the lineup. Despite those factors though, it's too early to say if Giroux will indeed shift positions this season.
Sep 20 - 5:19 AM

Claude Giroux has two goals and six points in four games with Team Canada in the 2017 World Championship.

Giroux is serving as the captain for Canada, which has gotten off to a 4-0 start in the tournament. He had a rough 2016-17 campaign by his standards with 14 goals and 58 points in 82 contests, but so far it's looking like playing in the Worlds will allow him to enter the summer on a more positive note.
May 12 - 10:51 AM

Claude Giroux will captain Team Canada in the 2017 World Championships.

Giroux has played for Canada in several tournaments in the past. He's won gold medals with Canada in the 2008 World Juniors and 2015 World Championships. In that 2015 tournament, Giroux scored three goals and 10 points in 10 games. He was also part of Canada's championship squad in the 2016 World Cup, though he only participated in one game in that tournament.
May 4 - 7:00 PM

Claude Giroux's 14 goals in 2016-17 is a career-low among seasons where he participated in a full campaign.

The only times Giroux has scored less than 14 goals was 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2013 and in each of those campaigns he played in 48 or fewer games. He had a shooting percentage of 7.0 this season, which is well below his career average of 10.6%. He did have offseason hip and abdominal surgeries, which impacted him this season so perhaps he'll bounce back in 2017-18 when those are no longer a factor.
Apr 10 - 10:29 AM

Claude Giroux picked up his 44th helper of the year during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

Now through 81 games, Giroux has 58 points. If he can crack 60-points, it'll be the sixth time in his career he was able to reach that milestone.
Apr 8 - 5:09 PM

When asked about the possibility of being traded, Claude Giroux said that he's "not leaving."

That suggests that Giroux isn't open to waiving his no-movement clause, though anything's possible. The Flyers might not want to trade him anyways. Philadelphia hasn't made it past the first round over the last five campaigns and its about the miss the playoffs for the third time over that span, so it's not unreasonable to think that the Flyers would want to make some major changes. At the age of 29 though, Giroux still might be young enough to be part of the solution.
Apr 7 - 10:43 AM

Claude Giroux registered an assist in the Flyers' 3-0 win over New Jersey on Saturday.

Giroux has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 14 goals and 57 points in 78 contests this season.
Apr 2 - 10:20 AM

Claude Giroux assisted on both of Philadelphia's goals in a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.

The Flyers have been fading out of the battle for a playoff spot, but that hasn't been due to a lack of contributions from Giroux. The Flyers captain has two goals and eight points in his last eight games. That's somewhat in contrast to his disappointing showing overall this season as he has 53 points in 72 contests. It's worth noting though that he has been bothered by a hip problem for the majority of the campaign.
Mar 22 - 10:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Jordan Weal
3Travis Konecny
4Scott Laughton
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Michael Raffl
5Matt Read
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Robert Hagg
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz