Position: Right wing
Height, weight: 5-11, 180
Birthdate: Jan. 12, 1988
Hometown: Born and raised in Hearst, Ontario
Years pro: 2
How acquired: Selected by Flyers in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 2006 draft
This year: Giroux didn't have the breakout sophomore regular-season campaign many hoped he would, notching 16 goals and 31 assists; he had a minus-9 rating in 82 games. But like many of his teammates, the playmaking puck wizard has far exceeded expectations in the playoffs, collecting nine goals and 11 assists in 20 games. He has three power-play goals in the playoffs.
Career: Not much of a sample size here. In 126 regular-season games, Giroux has 25 goals and 49 assists. Granted, he has been nearly a point-per-game performer in the playoffs (25 points in 26 games).
Incredible: It's the perfect adjective to describe Giroux's postseason while he was playing in juniors in 2008. In 19 games for the Gatineau Olympiques, of the QMJHL, he had an absurd 51 points and was a plus-33.
Rising to the occasion: Giroux was a minus-3 and held scoreless through the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals. However, in a must-win Game 3, he erupted for two assists and eventually netted the winning goal in overtime, deflecting a perfect Matt Carle pass through Chicago goalie Antti Niemi. "I don't think the guys wanted to come back again from 3-0," Giroux said after the game.
- Mike Mazzeo