Claude Giroux’s Play Earns a Three-Year Extension From Philadelphia

November 8th, 2010 by Patrick Drottar Leave a reply »
At the beginning of the year, 22-year old Claude Giroux was set to be a restricted free agent after the season on July 1.

Usually during a contract year a player will turn their game up to prove to ownership that they belong on the team and deserve the big bucks.

In only a short amount of time, Giroux has shown general manager Paul Holmgren that he is for real and the Flyers rewarded his fine play with a three-year extension on Monday.

Many were wondering if Giroux would pick up this season where he left off in the playoffs of the previous season.

During 23 playoff games, Giroux tallied 21 points, with 10 goals and 11 assists. One of those goals was the overtime game winner in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks. 

The Flyers would later lose the series to the Blackhawks in six games, but Giroux was a critical piece to the Flyers success and he was expected to bring about the same results in this season.

In only 15 games this season, Giroux has clearly picked up where he left off. Giroux has scored seven goals—leading the team—as well as sev ...

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