Claude Giroux

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Claude Giroux was born in Hearst, Ontario, Canada on January 12th, 1988 and is the Hockey Player. At the age of 36, Claude Giroux biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 12, 1988
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Hearst, Ontario, Canada
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Claude Giroux Life

Claude Giroux (French pronunciation: [klod iu]; born January 12, 1988) is a professional ice hockey forward and alternate captain for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has appeared for both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Florida Panthers before. Giroux was named the Flyers' team captain in 2013 and became the team's longest-tenured captain in team history when drafted by the Flyers 22nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On March 17, 2022, Giroux played his 1,000th game with the Flyers. Giroux has been known as a versatile offensive player who can play both center and wing throughout his career.

Giroux spent his youth with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), where he helped the team win a 2008 President's Cup and was named the 2008 playoff MVP. In the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, he received a gold medal with Team Canada.

Giroux made his Flyers debut in February 2008 and then joined the roster full time midway through the 2008-2009 season. Giroux took over the role of the club's first-line center in 2011, following Mike Richards' trades and Jeff Carter. For seven seasons, he was the club's top point-scoring player. He finished third in the league in 2012 and 2014 in point scoring. With 102 points in 2018, he came in second place in the league, behind only Connor McDavid.

Early life

Giroux was born in Hearst, Ontario, a Francophone town, on January 12, 1988, and is fluent in both English and French. He is the son of Raymond and Nicole Giroux, and he has one sibling, Isabelle. Giroux and his family were enthusiastic fans of the Montreal Canadiens, but Pavel Bure, his favorite hockey player growing up, was his favourite hockey player growing up.

In the summer of 2002, Giroux and his family migrated to Ottawa, Ontario, where he attended Béatrice-Desloges High School in the suburban neighborhood of Orléans. Giroux played for Major Bantam AA and Minor Midget AA hockey for the Cumberland Barons from Orléans to 2004. He was the team's top scorer in the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons. Giroux starred for the Cumberland Grads during the 2004–2005 season after being refused over in the 2004 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) draft. Despite missing the majority of the season after suffering from contracting mononucleosis, Giroux scored 40 points in 48 games and was named Rookie of the Year by the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

Personal life

Giroux lived with teammate Daniel Brière and Brière's three sons in their Haddonfield, New Jersey home during the 2010–2011 season. With teammate Brayden Schenn, Giroux was able to move out and into an apartment in 2011.

Giroux made a voice appearance in The Magic Hockey Skates, a 2012 TV film based on the book of the same name).

Giroux was arrested by Ottawa police after twice pulling the buttocks of a male police officer while intoxicated inside a nightclub on July 1, 2014. Despite the fact that he reportedly spent the night in prison, no charges were laid.

Giroux proposed to his longtime girlfriend Ryanne Breton in December 2016, and the two married in July 2018. Gavin's son was born on August 26, 2019. Palmer, the couple's second son, was born on August 5, 2021.


Claude Giroux Career

Playing career

Giroux, a free agent, had been admitted to the Gatineau Olympiques training camp for a walk-on tryout. He was released right away. Giroux was named Rookie of the Year by Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) during his rookie season with the Olympiques in 69 games. He was drafted 22nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was ranked 22nd overall. On July 23, 2007, the Flyers signed Giroux to an entry-level deal.

Giroux made his NHL debut while visiting the Ottawa Senators on February 19, 2008, scoring no points and being the team's first shooter in the shootout. Sent back to the Olympiques, helping the club win the QMJHL Playoffs and earning himself the Guy Lafleur Trophy as MVP in the QMJHL Playoffs, as well as a franchise record.

Giroux's number 28 was relegated to the Gatineau Olympiques on February 20, 2019.

Giroux was sent to the Philadelphia Phantoms' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate following a frustrating training camp at the start of the 2008–09 season. However, things turned around quickly, with him named Rookie of the Month for December for his eight goals and six assists in eight games played. After the Christmas break, he was called up to the Flyers and stayed there the remainder of the season. In a victory over the Vancouver Canucks on December 31, he scored his first NHL point by assisting on a Jeff Carter goal. He had a mild concussion during the Anaheim Ducks' next game, when Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks elbowed him in the head. Giroux finished the game but missed the next five; Perry was suspended for four games.

In a 3–2 loss, Giroux scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Tomá Vokoun and the Florida Panthers on January 27, 2009. In Game 3 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, his first Stanley Cup playoff goal was defeated in a 6–3 victory. He scored the puck in the corner of the Penguins' backcheck and outworked their backcheck and skated across the back of their net twice protecting the puck while looking for new assistance in the form of Simon Gagné. Giroux finished the 2008–09 season with nine goals and 27 points in 42 games played.

For the bulk of the 2009–2010 season, the Flyers were an inconsistent unit, affecting all of their players. Giroux spent a considerable amount of time centring James van Riemsdyk, the Flyers' most coveted rookie winger who was drafted second overall in 2007. The Flyers' fortunes, however, began to fall apart shortly as they qualified for the 2010 playoffs on Giroux's game-winner in a shootout against the New York Rangers. Giroux was a major point producer in the first round of the playoffs, dismantling the second-seeded New Jersey Devils. The Flyers went from three games to none down against the Boston Bruins to win the next four games and advance to the Eastern Conference Final, where they defeated the Montreal Canadiens. In overtime against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, Giroux scored the winning goal in overtime, but the Flyers lost in overtime in Game 6 of the Final. Giroux earned 21 playoff points in the end of the season, solidifying his name as a promising young talent.

The Flyers have signed Giroux to a three-year, $11.25 million contract extension in a month into the 2010–11 season. The deal, which was signed on November 8, 2010, was worth $3.75 million per year. Giroux was accepted to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game roster on January 11, 2011. He had 25 goals and 51 assists in 82 games, as well as scoring a goal and 11 assists in 11 2011 playoff games, in which the Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres but were ultimately defeated by the Bruins. Giroux played his 200th game against the New York Islanders on March 26, 2011.

Giroux took over the Flyers' first line center role after the Flyers traded away Jeff Carter and Mike Richards in the 2011 offseason. Richards and Carter's trade made him the second-longest Flyers employee. Giroux formed a new top line with Scott Hartnell and free agent acquiring Jaromr Jágr. Giroux led the league in point-scoring for much of the season, and was a favorite for the Hart Memorial Trophy for League MVP at the season's All-Star break. He finished the season, but behind eventual Hart Trophy champion Evgeni Malkin, he was 16 points down. During game two of the 2012 playoffs against Pittsburgh, Giroux earned his first hat trick in his career. He scored six points in the same game, breaking the Flyers' record for most points in a single Stanley Cup playoff game. Giroux received a one-game suspension for a head blow by New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals on May 7, 2012. After the Flyers were eliminated by the Devils, Giroux ended the season as both the Flyers' top regular season point scorer (93 points) and top playoff point scorer (17 points). Giroux underwent surgery on both of his wrists; the right to repair torn cartilage; and the left to remove bone spurs. Sidney Crosby had reportedly slashed his wrists during face-offs in the first round series against Pittsburgh, according to he. And though his team had been suspended two weeks earlier, Giroux was still the top point scorer at the time when news of the surgery was revealed. Giroux was named the first Philadelphia Flyer on an EA Sports NHL video game cover after Eric Lindros on NHL 99 on June 20, 2012.

Daniel Brière, Giroux and Flyers teammate Daniel Brière of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), was playing for Eisbären Berlin of the 2012-2013 NHL lockout. He sustained a neck and shoulder injury in his ninth game in Germany, which was initially thought to be a concussion. He returned to North America and remained inactive for the remainder of the lock-out. Following the lockout, Giroux was named the 19th team captain in Flyers history on January 15, 2013, taking over for the injured Chris Pronger, who was indefinitely injured.

From the offseason of 2012–2013, the Giroux got off to a shaky start. Jaromr Jagr, who signed with the Dallas Stars as a free agent, and Scott Hartnell, who sustained a broken foot in the team's third game of the season, only scored seven points in the team's first 13 games. His season came to an end when right winger Jakub Voráek, who was also struggling, was put on his line. Giroux was the fourth-most efficient player in the league from February 12 to September 30, winning ten goals and 30 assists for a total of 40 points during the season. He had 48 points in 48 games, and Voráek, his younger brother, had a career-high 22 goals. The team as a whole failed, however, and the Flyers missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 season. To remain in Philadelphia, Giroux signed an eight-year, $66.2 million contract extension on July 5, 2013. Philadelphia lost just one of their first eight games, leaving the entire Flyers squad stumbling out of the gate. Giroux was no exception, and the 2013–2014 season was off to a rocky start. He had only seven assists in his first 15 games and failed to score a single goal. The Flyers and Giroux's play seemed to revert to normal, and the team's woes continued to unfold, and the Flyers' and Giroux's game seemed to be back to normal.

When it came down to the Olympic roster selection, Giroux's year turned around. He was one of the Canadian team's most popular names. But Giroux picked up his play from that point. He was third in the league in points as of April 12, and the Flyers were third in third place in the Metropolitan Division. Giroux was nominated for the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the end of the season, both of which he lost to Sidney Crosby.

In May 2016, the Giroux underwent surgery to recover hip and abdominal muscle damage. The following year, the Giroux finished the season with 14 goals, snapping a streak of 20-plus goals. According to Giroux, the absence of numbers was due to him still recovering from the transplant in 2016.

As he progressed from center to wing, Giroux's fortunes began turning up during the 2017-18 season. As a result, Sean Couturier was able to jump up to the top of the charts, and both players were active for years. During this season, he was accepted to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game for the fifth time in his career. Eric Lindros, the first Flyers skater to be selected for the All-Star Game roster five or more times, was also named the first Flyers skater since John LeClair and Eric Lindros. Giroux, the Philadelphia Eagles' Brent Celek, became Philadelphia's longest-serving professional athlete on March 13, 2018. Giroux celebrated Eric Lindros for 5th on the Flyers' all-time scoring list on March 20, 2018. He was assisting Sean Couturier in his goal to reach a career high of 660 points. Giroux was nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy during the regular season and was later rewarded with the Bobby Clarke Trophy and the Toyota Cup trophy. Giroux scored his sixth player in a season's history to reach a 100-point milestone, delivering a power-play goal in the second period of a 5–0 victory over the New York Rangers. In 1995-96, he was the first Flyers' player to reach 100 points in a season since Eric Lindros. Giroux helped the Flyers qualify for the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, scoring 3 points in six games against the Pittsburgh Penguins in an unexpected first round loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Giroux was named a Second-Team NHL All-Star following the season. He also placed 4th in the MVP polls.

Giroux won his 611th game played as a Flyers team captain on January 26, 2021, defeating Bobby Clarke's 1984 record. On February 18, Giroux's streak of 328 games in a row came to an end, when he was unable to play against the New York Rangers due to a positive COVID-19 test. In the Flyers' 4–3 victory over the New York Rangers on February 24, Giroux returned on February 24, and had three assists.

Giroux scored his 334th career power play point with an assist on Sean Couturier's aspirations on December 10, 2021; in doing so, he beat Bobby Clarke's record for the most power play points in Flyers history. Giroux scored against the Seattle Kraken on December 29, 2021, two days shy of his first NHL appearance, and his 884th career goal. He is the 10th active player to reach 600 assists, and his points total topped Hall of Famer Bill Barber for second overall in the Flyers' franchise history. With the Flyers' poor 2021–22 season and his deal coming to an end, the possibility of Giroux being traded in anticipation of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs became a big point of discussion in sports media. Giroux was named captain of the Metropolitan Division's 2022 NHL All-Star Game for his seventh all-star game appearance, and he was named MVP of the tournament after scoring two goals in the finals. In his 999th NHL game, he lost by 4–3 to the Montreal Canadiens, while still advancing Eric Lindros for eighth position on the Flyers' all-time goals list.

Giroux played in his 1000th NHL game, a 5–4 home win over the Nashville Predators on March 17, 2022. It was widely predicted that this would be his last game with the team a few days before the trade deadline. Despite not registering a single point, he was awarded a silver stick at a pre-game ceremony by Bobby Clarke and named the first player of the game. He became the 40th NHL player to play 1000 games with a single team, and after Clarke, he was only the second Flyer.

Giroux was traded to the Florida Panthers on March 19, 2022, as well as a 2024 5th-round pick, Connor Bunnaman, and German Rubtsov in exchange for Owen Tippett, a 2024 first-round draft pick and a 2023 third-round pick. In a 4–3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on March 24, he made his Panther debut against the Canadiens, racking two assists. In an April 5 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, where the Panthers rallied to a 7–6 victory in overtime after a 5–1 deficit in the second period. He scored his first goal with his new team. Giroux finished the season with 3 goals and 20 assists in 18 games, while the Panthers finished first in the league and captured the President's Trophy.

The Panthers faced the Washington Capitals in the first round, one of the favorites in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. For the first time in a quarter century, Giroux was instrumental in Game 6's series-clinching victory, leading the team into the first round. The Panthers were swept in four games against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round, bringing the postseason season to a conclusion. Following the loss, Giroux said he was considering re-signing with the Panthers.

Giroux's three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators was agreed on July 13, 2022. On September 19, 2022, he was announced as an alternate captain.

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