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PSWA Honors Giroux

Giroux Named Pro Athlete of the Year by the PSWA

Wednesday, 12.14.2011 / 12:02 PM / News
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PSWA Honors Giroux
Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux, the National Hockey League’s leading scorer, has been named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Pro Athlete of the Year, it was announced by PSWA president Rich Westcott.

Giroux will be honored at the PSWA’s 108th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ.
 
Giroux, who will turn 24 in January, earned his first NHL All-Star spot last season. This year, he is one of the leading candidates for the league’s MVP award, a distinction earned by only two other Flyers—Bobby Clarke (three times) and Eric Lindros.
 
Before suffering a head injury during a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on December 10, the Flyers center took over the league’s scoring lead with 39 points. He also was tied for the NHL lead with five game-winning goals and was tied for second in assists with 23.
 
Flyers winger Scott Hartnell calls Giroux the team’s best player. “He’s a big catalyst for us,” Hartnell explained. “He’s so strong with pucks. He’s great defensively. We know what he can do offensively as well. “ 
 
Previous winners of the Pro Athlete award include Philadelphia Eagles safety  Brian Dawkins, 76ers guard Allen Iverson, WBC light heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins, and last year’s recipient, Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay.
 
Other prestigious awards at the dinner, including Team of the Year, Outstanding Amateur Athlete, Living Legend, Native Son, Humanitarian of the Year, and Good Guy Athlete, among others, will be announced in coming weeks, as will a couple of memorable surprise presentations and some “Special Achievement” awards. The most coveted award—Most Courageous—is kept secret until the night of the dinner.
 
Comedian Joe Conklin will also perform at the dinner, the oldest continuing sports awards banquet in the nation.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 51 17 41 11 58
C. Giroux 50 16 36 7 52
M. Streit 51 7 28 0 35
W. Simmonds 51 18 14 -3 32
B. Schenn 51 11 20 -2 31
S. Couturier 51 11 12 0 23
M. Read 51 3 15 -8 18
M. Del Zotto 39 5 12 -5 17
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
V. Lecavalier 37 7 7 -9 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 11 12 6 .924 2.32
R. Emery 8 9 1 .887 3.38
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