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50K in a day

Claude Giroux gained over 50,000 followers on twitter in one day

Wednesday, 01.11.2012 / 11:34 AM ET / News
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50K in a day
Claude Giroux is one of a few players midway through this NHL season with a chance for the Art Ross Trophy (the NHL’s scoring champion) and the Hart Trophy (the NHL’s most valuable player).

With his popularity at an all-time high amongst Flyers fans, his star status also appears to be growing among hockey fans everywhere.

Need proof?

Giroux recently joined the twitter world. And by recently we mean a day ago.

In that one day @28CGiroux has gained OVER 50,000 followers.

"It's pretty cool. I didn't know what to expect and I'm new to the whole thing," said Giroux, who received a little pushing from his fellow teammates to join.

"Matt Carle's my roommate and he talks to me a lot about it. He tweets some funny stuff. I hang out with Hartnell a lot too. He has a lot of fun with it so I just thought I would try it."

To compare, teammate Scott Hartnell (@Hartsy19) started in mid-November and has gained 41,229 followers.

Matt Carle (@MattCarle25) has had his Twitter account since February of 2011 and has 38,442 followers.

James van Riemsdyk (@JVReemer21) however leads the Flyers pack, for now, with over 65K followers.

Just like Giroux's goals, assists and points total throughout his career have grown, expect his following on Twitter to do so as well.

A complete breakdown of Flyers on Twitter is below..

OFFICIAL TEAM ACCOUNTS
WHO: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

NAME: @NHLFlyers

FOLLOWERS: 104,654

# OF TWEETS: 8,615


WHO: ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS

NAME: @Phantomshockey

FOLLOWERS: 4,915

# OF TWEETS: 3,404

FLYERS, PHANTOMS, ALUMNI & BROADCASTERS
WHO: MAX TALBOT

NAME: @max25talbot

FOLLOWERS: 74,006

# OF TWEETS: 191


WHO: ILYA BRYZGALOV

NAME: @bryzgoalie30

FOLLOWERS: 73,887

# OF TWEETS: 170


WHO: JAMES van RIEMSDYK

NAME: @JVReemer21

FOLLOWERS: 65,990

# OF TWEETS: 1,448


WHO: CLAUDE GIROUX

NAME:
@28CGiroux

FOLLOWERS:
52,296

# OF TWEETS:
4


WHO: SCOTT HARTNELL

NAME:
@Hartsy19

FOLLOWERS:
41,229

# OF TWEETS:
121


WHO: MATT CARLE

NAME:
@mattcarle25

FOLLOWERS:
38,422

# OF TWEETS:
649


WHO: IAN LAPERRIERE

NAME: @dooda1414

FOLLOWERS: 14,432

# OF TWEETS: 1,190


WHO: HARRY ZOLNIERCZYK

NAME: @Harry87

FOLLOWERS: 9,424

# OF TWEETS: 263



WHO: JODY SHELLEY

NAME: @Shelleyhawk45

FOLLOWERS: 11,727

# OF TWEETS: 9


WHO: JAKUB VORACEK

NAME:
@Jachobe

FOLLOWERS:
9,135

# OF TWEETS:
35


WHO: BERNIE PARENT

NAME: @Bernieparent

FOLLOWERS: 14,945

# OF TWEETS: 292


WHO: CHRIS THERIEN

NAME: @ctherien6

FOLLOWERS: 5,374

# OF TWEETS: 569


WHO: TOM SESTITO

NAME: @TomSestito23

FOLLOWERS: 5,670

# OF TWEETS: 636


WHO: MIKE TESTWUIDE

NAME: @MikeTestwuide

FOLLOWERS: 3,464

# OF TWEETS: 335

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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