ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled left wing Alexandre Giroux from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Giroux (jhi-ROO), 28, was the AHL most valuable player last season after leading the league with 60 goals and 97 points for the Bears. The 6’3”, 202-pound ninth-year pro currently stands second in the AHL with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 16 games. He has nine multiple-point games including five with three or more points.
Giroux, a native of Quebec City, will be available to play tomorrow in his home province when the Capitals take on Montreal. Giroux played three games for the Capitals in October, scoring one goal, and has played 25 games in his NHL career, recording four goals and three assists. All of his points and all but one game have come as a member of the Capitals.