To the surprise of no one, the Flyers named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in franchise history on Tuesday night.
‘G’ officially has the ‘C.’
Kimmo Timonen will serve as the Flyers’ associate captain, with Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell serving as alternates.
“Claude is the undisputed leader of this team,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “He always exhibits a tremendous work ethic in games and practices. He is a great professional both on and off the ice. Claude has learned a lot over the past few years playing with Mike Richards, Danny Briere, Kimmo Timonen and Chris Pronger, just to name a few. Having played with these athletes has been a huge benefit for Claude.”