Congratulations to Claude Giroux on being named the 19th captain of the Philadelphia Flyers. "Claude is the undisputed leader of this team. He always exhibits a tremendous work ethic in games and practices. He is a great professional both on and off the ice," general manager Paul Homgren said.
This will be Giroux's fifth season in the league and is coming off a career season. Giroux had 28 goals, 65 assists and 93 points. It is the most points by a Flyer since 1998-99.
"Obviously, this is a huge honor," Giroux said. "Along with this comes a lot of responsibility which I am prepared for. Being named captain is not really going to change the way I play on the ice and act off the ice. But I am very excited about this opportunity."