The Philadelphia Flyers will honor Claude Giroux on Thursday during his 1000th game in the NHL.
On Thursday, the Flyers will have a pre-game ceremony for Claude Giroux. A ceremony that will start at 7:00pm before puck drop.
Giroux, who has spent his whole 15 year NHL career in Philadelphia, has 291 goals & 609 assists in 999 games.
Per Flyers press release, Giroux will receive multiple gifts on behalf of the Flyers & the NHL. As well as, his wife Ryanne and sons, Gavin & Palmer.
The Flyers are asking fans in attendance to be in their seats by 7:00pm at the latest. Puck drop is now slated for 7:16pm to accommodate the ceremony.
BEFORE THE GAME
- The Flyers organization has published a special webpage to mark Giroux’s 1000th game, featuring video tributes, Giroux highlights, and more at www.PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/Giroux1000.
- Before the game, Flyers players will wear custom t-shirts marking the occasion of Giroux’s 1000th game – these shirts will also be available for purchase for fans.
- During warmups, Flyers players will all wear jerseys with the number 28 and ‘Giroux’.
- The Flyers’ game jerseys will feature a custom patch to honor Giroux’s 1000th game.
- Flyers legend Bob Clarke, the only other Flyers player to play 1000 games with the franchise, will be on the ice to participate in the pre-game ceremony.
- Giroux will be joined on the ice by his wife, Ryanne, and his sons, Gavin and Palmer.
- Giroux will receive special gifts from the Flyers organization and the NHL.
- Ryanne will receive a special gift from the Flyers organization.
- Gavin and Palmer will each receive gifts from the Flyers organization.
- Giroux will also be presented with a piece of custom artwork commemorating significant moments throughout his 1000 games with the Flyers.
OTHER DETAILS FOR FANS:
- All fans in attendance will receive a custom, limited-edition print marking Giroux’s 1000th game designed by local artist Patrick Higgins, based on the piece Giroux will receive during the pre-game ceremony.
- Fans can purchase commemorative tickets marking the history event – all proceeds benefit Flyers Charities.
- Giroux’s favorite snack – grilled cheese – will be available on every level of the arena to help celebrate the special event (sections 107 and 221 along with the Center City Club and Press Row)
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