Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux

36-Year-Old CenterC
Ottawa Senators
2023 Fantasy Outlook
In his first season as a Senator, Giroux buried a career-high 35 goals with 79 points. That included seven goals and 24 points with the man advantage, his highest totals since the 2017-18 campaign. He put 214 shots on net - resulting in a shooting percentage of 16.4 percent - and dished out 75 hits. The 35-year-old will continue getting top-six minutes in Ottawa, though it will seemingly be on the second line with Josh Norris as his center. Giroux is also going to remain a key piece of the team's top power-play unit. Some age-related regression is possible, but another 70-point campaign isn't out of the question given his volume. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Senators in July of 2022.
Pots shorthanded winner Thursday
COttawa Senators
March 29, 2024
Giroux scored the game-winning goal, a shorthanded tally just 36 seconds into the first period, in Thursday's 2-0 victory over Chicago.
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The veteran forward completed a 3-on-2 counterattack by wiring a shot past Petr Mrazek from the slot. Giroux's goal gave him an even 20 on the season, the 11th time in his career he's reached that mark, but he's having a fairly quiet finish to the campaign. He hasn't produced a multi-point performance since Feb. 13, and in 23 games since then he's managed just three goals and 14 points.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:06
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:59
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:54
 
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18:34
3:35
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19:14
3:07
0:49
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18:48
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Closing in deal with Ottawa
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July 13, 2022
Giroux looks set to join the Senators when free agency opens up Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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While nothing can be finalized until the free-agency window opens, early indications have Giroux signing with Ottawa, which would be a homecoming of sorts for the Ontario native. After 15 years with the Flyers, who select Giroux in the first round of the 2006 NHL Draft, the winger spent the back half of the 2021-22 campaign trying to help Florida make a deep postseason run. Unfortunately, Giroux ended the playoffs mired in a four-game goal drought during which he managed just one assist. Still, Giroux hasn't posted less than 40 points in a season since his rookie campaign back in 2008-09 and figures to immediately slot into a top-six role and No. 1 power-play spot if he signs with Ottawa.
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There's no indication Giroux really had any desire to leave Philadelphia, but the club was going nowhere and the writing was on the wall, so he played his 1,000th game with the team and was traded to the Panthers shortly thereafter. Giroux finished the year with 65 points in 75 games before signing a three-year, $19.5 million deal with his hometown Senators this past July. The days of Giroux flirting with 100 points in a single season have come and gone, but the 34-year-old has posted 161 points in 198 games the past three seasons, proving he has plenty of gas left in the tank. Giroux should be a mid-round fantasy asset once again on what figures to be an improved Ottawa club.
Giroux is another year further removed from his 102-point season of 2017-18, but he remains a viable fantasy asset at age 33. Despite being asked to fill a variety of roles on a variety of lines in 2020-21, Giroux still tied for the team lead with 43 points in 54 contests --- a solid 65-point pace in an 82-game season -- and won a career-high 59.6 percent of his faceoffs. The downside is that Giroux's power-play production dried up last season, resulting in a career-low one goal and 11 points with the man advantage. Fantasy managers should value the Philadelphia captain as more of a complimentary piece going forward, but one who can still help across the board.
Four years ago, it looked like Giroux's career was headed toward a steep decline until he breathed new life with a 102-point campaign in 2017-18. However, it looks like he may be headed that way again after finishing with just 53 points while averaging 18:59 of ice time in 69 games last year, his lowest totals in a non-lockout season since his sophomore campaign. Giroux remains an effective offensive player at 32 years old and also the Flyers' best playmaker on the power play, but his even-strength production leaves a lot to be desired. Giroux's faceoff prowess and dual-position eligibility, which he usually has, make him a valuable mid-round fantasy asset in roto leagues, but Sean Couturier and Kevin Hayes also take a lot of draws and Giroux no longer offers the same kind of offensive upside he once had as a younger player.
Life as a winger has treated Giroux very well. Since switching to left wing in 2017 -- which has allowed Sean Couturier to play center on the top line -- Giroux has posted back-to-back 60-assist seasons. Unfortunately, his goal scoring decreased in 2018-19, but that was to be expected, as Giroux's 34 goals in 2017-18 were registered behind an unsustainable, career-high 17.6 shooting percentage. His shooting percentage dropped to 9.6 in 2018-19, but he still averaged more than a point per game, racking up 22 goals and 85 points while posting a plus-9 rating in 82 games. Sixty assists is a lot to expect from any player, but Giroux proved he could repeat that feat last season. The Flyers captain is a candidate for 25 goals and 85 points again in 2019-20.
The transition to wing was a great one for Giroux, as he led the league in assists (68) and posted 102 points for his first 100-point campaign. He also scored a career-high 34 goals, but whether Giroux can repeat these totals is a major question. The last time he averaged more than a point per game in 2013-14, owners drafted Giroux early in the first round and were disappointed. Even more troublesome is the fact the 30-year-old recorded a career-high 17.6 shooting percentage last season. That's more than six percent higher than his career norm and 10 percent higher than his measly 7.0 shooting percentage in 2016-17. Assuming that drops back to his average, and he records the same amount of shots, Giroux is looking at about 12 fewer goals in 2018-19. The improving Flyers roster is going to keep Giroux among the leaders in assists, but a probable massive drop in shooting percentage could prevent him from averaging a point per game again.
Giroux is coming off by far his worst NHL season since he broke out as a star of the league back in 2010-11, as he collected just 58 points -- a nine-point drop from the prior season and his third straight year of decline -- and went minus-15 for a poor Flyers team. The playmaking pivot was still a dangerous power-play weapon, clearing 30 points on special teams for the fourth time in his career. Otherwise, he experienced sharp declines across the board -- in goals (only 14, including just four in the season’s final 47 games), shots (199) and even ice time (19:07) -- that have to be mighty worrying for fantasy owners. At just 29 years old, though, it’s too soon for Giroux to be on the back end of his career. Unless their young players take major steps forward, it doesn't look likely that the Flyers will be a much better team this year, but Giroux still presents a buy-low (or draft-cheap) opportunity for fantasy owners -- he’s too skilled and too proud for this to be the way of things moving forward.
Giroux is the engine that drives the Flyers’ offense, so it’s no surprise that they finished in the league’s bottom third offensively while he posted his worst output in six seasons last year. Don’t get it twisted, 67 points – 27 of those on the power play – would be a very good season for most players, but Giroux came well short of the approximately point-per-game scoring his fantasy owners had enjoyed for the prior five years. His typically incredible power-play output fell from the high 30s in the last three (non-lockout-shortened) seasons to 27 points despite a big jump in ice time on the man advantage. He also offered nearly nothing in the playoffs, notching just a lone assist in six games as the Flyers got downed by Washington in the first round. Now, that’s a lot of negatives, so let’s balance them with some positives. Still just 28, Giroux offers fantasy owners an essentially guaranteed 20 goals with a huge helping of assists on the side, and although he underwent hip and abdomen surgery in the offseason, the star center has been a paragon of durability throughout his career. He makes for a safe draft-day investment and could easily bounce back over 70 points.
Giroux was an elite offensive force once again in 2014-15, racking up 25 goals and 73 points in 81 games. The dazzling playmaker dominated on the power play, leading the NHL with a remarkable 37 power-play points and setting a career high with 14 goals on the man advantage. The 27-year-old has fantastic vision and is one of the best puck distributors in the league, and that's unlikely to change any time soon. While his numbers have fallen slightly since his 93-point season in 2011-12, the top-line center is a fearless playmaker who has formed a perfect 1-2 punch with rising superstar Jakub Voracek – who finished tied for fourth in the NHL scoring race last season. Having scored at least 25 goals in each of his last four full seasons and leading the charge on one of the deadliest power plays in the game, Giroux should be well on his way to another 70-point campaign, though we wouldn't be surprised if he ticked up above the 80-point mark again.
As the saying goes -- to those whom much is given, much is expected. Nowhere does that hold more true than in Philadelphia with Giroux. The Flyers captain is the offensive sparkplug for the team, leading in almost every scoring category. Questions about his linemates will persist throughout training camp, but very few will be raised about him. He may have lost Scott Hartnell in the offseason, but both he and Jakub Voracek will more than likely find success with either Michael Raffl, R.J. Umberger, or whomever is lucky enough to get that job. Giroux is among the best centers in the league and will be drafted by all shrewd general managers very early on.
After a breakout, 93-point season in 2011-12, Giroux calmed down a bit last year. He still amassed a respectable 47 points in 48 games and was among the league leaders in most offensive categories. After signing an eight-year extension in the offseason, he'll look to maintain his elite status. He figures to be a target in the opening rounds of most drafts, but exercise caution -- he underwent surgery on Aug. 15 to repair damage to an extensor tendon on his right index finger that was cut after a golf club shattered and then splintered into his hand on a shot. Tendons are notoriously slow healers and fingers crossed (literally) the injury was restricted to the tendon and not the nearby nerves. While he has begun skating drills, he'll likely miss most of the preseason games.
Giroux is coming off a breakout, career-high 93-point season that saw him become one of the league's premier forwards, registering 65 assists to go with 28 goals. The young and incredibly talented player will be fantasy gold in the 2012-13 season if he can avoid injury. Count on Giroux for another huge season as he is developing into one of the league's best. He underwent surgery on both wrists this past offseason, but all signs point to Giroux being healthy for training camp. Despite playing in just 11 playoff games, Giroux was one of the league's top postseason scorers, to give you an idea of the talent the Hearst, Ontario native possesses. Expect to pull the trigger on Giroux early if you want him on your roster.
Giroux had his breakthrough season with career highs in nearly every category, including goals (25), assists (51), points (76), PIMs (47) and plus-minus (plus-20). And at 23 years of age, it's possible that Giroux still has some sizable upside left to realize. He'll likely center the Flyers' second line behind Daniel Briere this season.
Giroux is the epitome of potential and upside at this point of his career. He understandably went through some cold streaks last year, but he showed everything the talent scouts saw during his hellacious tear through the minor league circuit during the playoffs last season, posting 21 points in 23 games. At just 22-years old heading into the 2010-11 season, it's hard to see Giroux's production go anywhere but up, especially with the talent surrounding him.
After making his NHL debut with a brief two-game run in Philly for the 2007-08 season at 20 years old, Giroux was up for good in late December and he wasted little time flashing the potential that has labeled him one of the top up-and-coming players in the game following his three-year stretch of lighting up junior hockey with 321 points in 187 contests. In 42 games with the Flyers, Giroux tallied 27 points (9 G, 18 A) and did not look the part of a very young rookie, displaying a strong two-way game that is quickly earning him place next to Richards and Carter when the coaching staff talks about the team's elite players. He projects as an eventual top-line winger, but that may happen sooner than later even with a talented group of other young forwards around him. This time around, the Flyers appear willing to move Giroux to center, while giving albatross Daniel Briere a fresh start on the wing.
Giroux played in two games for the Flyers last year after finishing second in the QMJHL with 106 points. He also finished third with a plus-40 rating and recorded 51 points (17 G, 34 A) in 19 QMJHL playoff games. He'll get a shot at making the team and could be a nice sleeper given the enormous potential at the offensive end.
Giroux is a fantastic skater and his speed allows him to be an elite playmaker. This past season with Gatineau of the QMJHL, Giroux had 48 goals and 112 points in just 63 games. He can provide instant offense, something the Flyers are sorely lacking right now. The Flyers would be wise to give Giroux a shot to make the team this season, but it's still possible that he will return to Gatineau for the third straight season.
The speedy first round pick should return to juniors for this upcoming season.
Giroux won the rookie scoring title in the QMJHL with 103 points, which was good enough to put him 11th overall on the scoring list for the entire league. He's shifty with incredible vision, and has a knack for making pinpoint passes to his teammates. Right now, he's a real flyweight (5'11" and 169 lbs) so he's going to have to add some bulk to be able to stand up to the rigors of the NHL. But with his clever abilities, he will give the Flyers a real boost in the speed department.
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Good to play Thursday
COttawa Senators
March 21, 2024
Giroux (illness) will play Thursday versus St. Louis.
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Game-time decision Thursday
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Illness
March 21, 2024
Giroux (illness) will be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup versus St. Louis, according to Wayne Scanlan of Sportsnet.
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Plays hero Thursday
COttawa Senators
March 15, 2024
Giroux scored his 19th goal of the season and also succeeded on his shootout attempt in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
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Snags helper
COttawa Senators
March 13, 2024
Giroux registered an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win versus Pittsburgh.
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Eight-game, 10-point streak
COttawa Senators
February 24, 2024
Giroux picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-3 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
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