The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday night that Flyers captain Claude Giroux has been named to the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.
This is the sixth time that Giroux has been named to the NHL's mid-season All-Star game having previously appeared in 2018 (Tampa), 2016 (Nashville), 2015 (Columbus), 2012 (Ottawa) and 2011 (Carolina).
LEADING THE WAY
Giroux leads the Flyers in assists (31) and overall points (44) while ranking second in goals (13) through 39 games so far. He has recorded at least a point in 25 of 39 games, including 14 multi-point games, and leads the team with three game-winning goals (3) and points on the power play (10).
Since the 2010-11 season, the year of his first All-Star selection (2011 at Carolina), Giroux leads all NHL players in assists (445) and ranks third among in the league in points (647) in 651 games. He also leads the league with 256 points on the power play.
Among his stats this season, Giroux has also reached new milestones and moved up the Flyers franchise leaderboard.
On Nov. 23, he posted three assists in a 4-0 win over the Rangers to move into sole possession of second all time in franchise history with his 481st assist, surpassing Brian Propp.
He also moved into 4th place all-time in points as a Flyer on Nov. 10 with a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks. He notched his 698th point to surpass Flyers Hall of Famer, Rick MacLeish.
In addition, he moved into second-place all time in power-play points (283) and fourth all time in games played (777). Giroux also recorded his 700th point in team history and is six assists shy of 500 in his NHL career.
ABOUT THE GAME
The event will take place on Jan. 25 & 26th at the SAP Center in San Jose, California with the SAP NHL All-Star Skills on Friday, Jan. 25 (9:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 26 (8:00 p.m. ET on NBC).
The 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will once again consist of a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring four teams - one for each NHL division. Each team will be made up of 11 players from the respective division: six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders.