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Claude Giroux Named Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers

Jan 15, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

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It’s finally official. Paul Holmgren announced on Tuesday evening that Claude Giroux has been named the 19th Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Claude commented via a statement on the Flyers website:

“Obviously, this is a huge honor,” Giroux said.  “There have been a lot
of great captains here in the past.  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.”  

Earlier in the day we posted about Claude being ranked the third best hockey player in the world by TSN.

Congrats to G on the honor. Time to lead.