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Giroux Wins Guy Lafleur Trophy as MVP of QMJHL Playoffs

Gatineau advances to Memorial Cup tournament

Thursday, 05.15.2008 / 9:07 PM / News
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Giroux Wins Guy Lafleur Trophy as MVP of QMJHL Playoffs
Claude Giroux, drafted by the Flyers in the first round in 2006, made his NHL debut earlier this season. (Getty Images)
Gatineau Olympiques forward Claude Giroux received the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

“Claude has had an outstanding season,” said Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren. “With the World Junior gold medal for Canada and now his run with Gatineau to the Memorial Cup, it has been great to see his development.”

 Giroux, 20, recorded 17 goals and 34 assists for 51 points and six penalty minutes in 19 games as Gatineau captured the President Cup Trophy as QMJHL champions. His 51 points and 34 assists led the QMJHL and he set a new team record for most points in a playoff year. He finished tied for second in the league in goals with 17.

A native of Hearst, Ontario, Giroux was named to the QMJHL First All-Team, after posting 106 points (38G,68A) in 55 regular season games. He led Gatineau in assists (68, tied for second in the QMJHL), points (106, second in the QMJHL), plus/minus (+40, third in the QMJHL), game-winning goals (8, tied for fifth in the QMJHL) and shorthanded goals (6, third in the QMJHL). He tied for first on the team in goals with 38 (tied for 13th in the QMJHL) and was named Olympiques’ Offensive Player of the Month for September, November and February/March.

Giroux was scoreless in two games for the Flyers this season after being recalled from Gatineau on February 22.

He posted six points (2G,4A) in seven games as a member of the gold-medal winning Canadian National Team at the 2008 IIHF World Under-20 Championships in Paradubice and Liberec, Czech Republic, was a member of the QMJHL Team at 2007 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge and of Team Canada at 2007 Canada/Russia Super Series, posting eight points (3G,5A) in eight games.

Giroux was drafted by the Flyers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
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9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
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S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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