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Top 5 Claude Giroux Moments in Philadelphia

After 1,000 games with the Flyers, it's time to look back at some of the most memorable moments in Claude Giroux's tenure in Philadelphia.
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It's a (reported) end of an era.

Claude Giroux will not join Philadelphia on its upcoming road trip, likely signaling the end to one of the greatest tenure's in the team's history. If it is indeed the end, Giroux's run with the Broad Street Bullies finished with an incredible ceremony marking his 1,000th game with the team and a victory, so it couldn't have ended any better.

Giroux has played for the Flyers for the entirety of his 15-year NHL career. In 1,000 games, Giroux has 291 goals, 609 assists and 900 points, good for second all-time behind the legendary Bobby Clarke. The Flyers drafted Giroux 22nd overall in 2006, and the 34-year-old went on to become one of the most dominant offensive players during his time with the team. Over the past 10 years, Giroux's 750 points in 91 games sit fifth, with Patrick Kane leading the way with 853.

5. Feb. 5, 2022: All-Star Heroics

Love it or hate it, the NHL All-Star Game still attracts major attention, and someone needs to win the MVP award each year. Giroux did that with a hat-trick earlier this year as rumors started to ramp up about his future in Philadelphia. Two other players have won the MVP title from Philly: Reggie Leach in 1980 and Wayne Simmonds back in 2017.

4. Dec. 29, 2021: Chasing History

Bobby Clarke will always be synonymous with Flyers history, but Giroux put his ring in the hat to be argued as one of the greatest players in team history just a few months ago. 

With an assist on a James van Riemsdyk power-play goal against Seattle, Giroux took second place in Philadelphia team scoring history with 884 points. Just 19 days prior, Giroux past Clarke for first in power-play points with his 334th. While Giroux wasn't able to catch Clarke's franchise record of 1,210, Giroux's 377.2 adjusted goals created is the most in franchise history, three more than Clarke according to Hockey-Reference's model.

3. Feb. 23, 2019: Stadium Series Winner

The Flyers are no stranger to outdoor games, with the club participating in five of them -- only Chicago (six) has been in more. But in 2019, Giroux scored one of the biggest goals of his career when he beat Pittsburgh's Matt Murray through the wickets to beat Pittsburgh in overtime. Winning an outdoor game is a big deal, but doing it against your hated rivals? You never forget something like that.

2. Jan. 15, 2013: Captain Claude

With Kimmo Timonen out the door, Giroux became the ninth captain in Flyers history in 2013, a title he'll hold until the trade eventually happens. On Jan. 27, 2021, Giroux surpassed Bobby Clarke for the most games as captain at 611 games total. 

1. April 7, 2018: Giroux Hits 100

Only three players broke the 100-point barrier in 2017-18: Connor McDavid, Nikita Kucherov, and Claude Giroux. Giroux's 68 assists led the NHL that season, the best statistical campaign of his career. He recorded his 100th point in style, scoring a hat-trick against the New York Rangers to hit the century mark. To this day, that was the only time a Flyer has recorded 100 or more points in a season since Eric Lindros tallied 115 in 1996 when Giroux was just eight years old. Chants of "MVP! MVP!" were heard throughout the Wells Fargo Center as he helped the Flyers clinch a playoff spot, but he ultimately finished fourth in Hart Trophy voting.

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