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50K in a day

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
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

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