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Claude Giroux
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1988  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Hearst, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 172 DRAFTED: PHI / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)
2014-15: Went 23-for-28 (82 percent) in the faceoff circle, including 10-for-10 in the first period, on Nov. 22 vs. CBJ, the first Flyer since 2005 (Michal Handzus) to win 23 or more faceoffs in a game Recorded a five-game scoring streak Nov. 4-15 (3-5-8) Recorded his fourth career regular-season overtime game-winning goal 2:49 into overtime in a 6-5 win at Dallas on Oct. 18. 2013-14: Ranked 3rd in the NHL in scoring with 86 points, 4th in assists (58), 2nd in power play assists (30), 4th in power play points (37), 14th in game winning goals (7, career-high), 3rd in faceoffs taken (1783) and 4th in faceoffs won (931) Finalist for the Hart Trophy Led the Flyers with 86 points (28G, 58A), assists (58), and GWG (7) Ranked 2nd on the team in goals (28) Won the Bobby Clarke Award as MVP of the team.
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2006) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2008) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2012) Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), October 4, 2012.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday