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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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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 75 21 53 7 74
C. Giroux 74 22 46 1 68
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 75 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 75 13 17 1 30
M. Read 73 7 22 -7 29
M. Del Zotto 57 9 19 -5 28
M. Raffl 60 19 6 6 25
V. Lecavalier 51 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 10 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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