Flyers

By: Haley Taylor

Today the Philadelphia Flyers will be honoring Claude Giroux who will be playing in his 1000th NHL game all of which have been as a Flyer. This is rare achievement in the NHL both in games played and with a single team. Giroux has been the longest tenured captain in the Flyers storied history and has been the face of the franchise and has been the emblem of what being a Flyer is all about.

 

The Flyers host the Nashville Predators tonight at the WFC. Fans attending the game will be able to buy a grilled cheese sandwich; Claude’s favorite pregame meal, throughout the arena. In addition, there will be a pregame ceremony honoring Giroux that will include former teammates, his family and Flyers Hall of Fame members like Bobby Clarke. All fans entering the building will receive a limited-edition print marking the occasion.

 

During Interim Coach Mike Yeo’s press conference this morning; he referenced a conversation Giroux was having with Joel Farabee; the Flyers 22 year old forward, about how quickly they years go by in the NHL.

 

Giroux was the 22nd pick in the 2006 draft and made his first Flyers appearance on February 19, 2008 in Ottawa breaking into the Flyers full-time in during the 2008-09 season. He is second on the all-time Flyers scoring list with 900 points including 291 goals.

 

The puck drops at 7:16 tonight with the ceremony starting at 7PM sharp.