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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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