Flyers Captain Claude Giroux Named Hart Trophy Finalist
The NHL announced the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux was one of three players selected. He joins Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf.
The Hart Memorial Trophy is given annually to "the player judged most valuable to his team."
Giroux tied a career high with 28 goals, and also added 58 assists for 86 points while appearing in all 82 games. His 86 points were third in the NHL to Crosby's 104 points and Getzlaf's 87.
Crosby's 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists) were the third highest total in his career. He played in 80 games, his most since the 2009-2010 season (81 games).
Getzlaf's 87 points (31 goals, 56 assists) are his highest total since he had 91 in the 2008-09 season. His 31 goals are a career-high.
All three players captained their teams to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Only Giroux's team was eliminated in the first round, but results in the playoffs do not impact play in the regular season.