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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 / 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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
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

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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