The Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday named center Claude Giroux as the 19th captain in franchise history.

"Claude is the undisputed leader of this team," general manager Paul Holmgren said Tuesday in making the announcement. "He always exhibits a tremendous work ethic in games and practices. He is a great professional both on and off the ice. Claude has learned a lot over the past few years playing with Mike Richards, Danny Briere, Kimmo Timonen and Chris Pronger, just to name a few. Having played with these athletes has been a huge benefit for Claude."

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