Claude Giroux is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. The Flyers selected Giroux 22nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
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Claude Giroux: Trade, Contract, Wife, Trade Rumors
Giroux, 34, is expected to be moved ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. The Florida Panthers are considered the front-runners for the center, although the Colorado Avalanche have also shown interest.
Giroux is in the final year of his contract before unrestricted free agency, a contract that carries a full no-movement clause.
“I feel like I’ve had a great relationship with the fans and the city. I get them. They get me,” Giroux said after the game. “I love them. That’s one of the reasons why tonight was so tough.”
The Flyers captain is expected to make the move before the March 21 deadline.
He is in his final year of eight years, a $66.2 million contract with Philadelphia and with the Flyers not making the playoffs, it is an opportunity for the Flyers to gain some assets while the Giroux get a shot at the Stanley Cup. Is.
Claude Giroux signed a 8 year / $66,200,000 contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $66,200,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,275,000. In 2021-22, Giroux will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a signing bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,275,000.
|Contract:||8 yr(s) / $66,200,000|
|Free Agent:||2022 / UFA|
In December 2016, Giroux became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Ryanne Breton and the two married in July 2018. On February 14, 2019 Giroux’s wife announced the two are expecting their first child in August 2019.
Giroux was feted by the Flyers faithful Thursday night, when he skated in his 1,000th — and likely final game — with the team. The Flyers play at Ottawa Friday night and host the New York Islanders Sunday afternoon.
The Flyers beat the Predators 5-4 in overtime Thursday on an emotional night at Wells Fargo Center. The night began with the team presenting Giroux with a silver stick, a Rolex from his teammates and a crystal from the NHL ahead of his 1,000th game.
After Joel Farabee scored the game-winner, the Flyers players mobbed Giroux in celebration and he took a solo lap around the rink to a standing ovation from the crowd.
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