October 2, 2023

Giroux elected to 7th All-Star bid, continues legacy


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Claude Giroux played his first game with the Flyers at 20 years-old. Now, at the age of 34, and continuing to cement his legacy as an all-time great Flyer, Giroux is headed to his seventh All-Star Game.

Giroux leads the Flyers in scoring, entering Thursday with 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) through 32 games. He’s Philadelphia’s longest-tenured active athlete, going back to 2008 before the Phillies won the World Series that fall. Giroux is in the final year of an eight-year, $66.2 million deal.

Giroux’s consistency has been impressive. He has gotten nothing but better in his 30s.

Over the last 13 seasons, Giroux is the only NHL player to rank among the top five in both games played and points.

The 2022 All-Star festivities are February 4-5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Here is the Metropolitan Division All-Star roster:

  • Sebastian Aho, Hurricanes (second)
  • Claude Giroux, Flyers (seventh)
  • Jack Hughes, Devils (first)
  • Chris Kreider, Rangers (second)
  • Alex Ovechkin, Capitals (eighth; Metropolitan Division captain)
  • Adam Fox, Rangers (first)
  • Adam Pelech, Islanders (first)
  • Zach Werenski, Blue Jackets (second)
  • Frederik Andersen, Hurricanes (second)
  • Tristan Jarry, Penguins (second)

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