The National Hockey League announced on Thursday night that Philadelphia Flyers captain, Claude Giroux, has been named to the 2022 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held in Las Vegas on Feb. 4-5 at T-Mobile Arena.
This marks the seventh time in Giroux's career that he has been named to represent the Flyers at the NHL's mid-season showcase. He has previously participated in 2019 (San Jose), 2018 (Tampa), 2016 (Nashville), 2015 (Columbus), 2012 (Ottawa) and 2011 (Carolina).
Giroux is in his 15th season in the NHL, all with the Flyers, and leads the team in assists (18), power-play points (9) and overall points (29), while ranking second with 11 goals.
Since making his first NHL All-Star appearance in 2011, Giroux ranks among the top players in the NHL in several categories. He leads all NHL players on the power play with 309 points, and ranks second in assists (554) and fourth in overall points (815) in 849 regular season games, trailing only Chicago's Patrick Kane, Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby since the start of the 2010-11 season.
Giroux has also hit multiple franchise marks this season.
On Dec. 29 at Seattle, Giroux recorded an assist to move into second place all-time in franchise history with 884 points, which surpassed Flyers and Hockey Hall of Famer, Bill Barber. The assist was also his 600th assist, which is considered an NHL milestone.
On Dec. 10, at Las Vegas against the Golden Knights, Giroux surpassed Clarke for the most points on the power play (334) in Flyers history with a power-play assist.
Giroux ranks second in Flyers history in points (887), assists (603), games played (975) and is the Flyers all-time leader in overtime goals (12).
He is in his 10th season as Flyers captain after he was named to the position in January of 2013. He has served as captain for 690 games, making him the longest-tenured captain in Flyers history. Giroux has appeared in 690 of a possible 699 games since taking over the captaincy.
ABOUT THE NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND
The 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend at T-Mobile Arena will include the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday, Feb. 4 and the 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 5. This will be the first time the Golden Knights will host the NHL's All-Star activities.