Claude Giroux named to 2018 NHL All-Star Game

Updated: January 13, 2018 at 3:52 am by Brady Trettenero

Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux is headed to his fifth career NHL All-Star Game.

The NHL announced today that the 29-year-old forward has been named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, held on Jan. 27-28 in Tampa, Florida.

Giroux currently leads the Flyers in scoring with 52 points (14 goals) in 42 games, which ties the best start of his NHL career.

He’s currently second in the NHL scoring race with 52 points, while his 38 assists are second most in the league.

Giroux will be the lone Flyers’ representative at the event, with likely potential candidates Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Shayne Gostisbehere failing to make the cut.

Giroux’s previous all-star appearances include 2016 (Nashville), 2015 (Columbus), 2012 (Ottawa) and 2011 (Carolina).

The captain has provided some dazzling and entertaining all-star moments over the years:

The 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27, while the 2018 NHL All-Star Game will be on Sunday, Jan. 28.

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