Alexandre Giroux
Alexandre Giroux
With the 2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons
Position Forward
Shoots Left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
203 lb (92 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
Edmonton Oilers
Born June 16 1981 (1981-06-16) (age 38),
Quebec City, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 213th overall, 1999
Ottawa Senators
Pro Career 2001 – present

Alexandre Giroux (born June 16, 1981) is a Canadian ice hockey forward currently playing for the Springfield Falcons, of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career Edit

Amateur Edit

Giroux joined the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques in 1998–99 and went on to play parts of three seasons with the club before joining the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies midway through the 2000–01 season. Over the course of his junior career, Giroux registered 226 points (111 goals and 115 assists) before going on to make his professional debut with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins in 2001–02.

Professional Edit

Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 1999, Giroux failed to crack the NHL roster. He would spend parts of three seasons in the Senators' system before a 2004 deadline deal sent him and Karel Rachunek to the New York Rangers for Greg De Vries. Giroux would ultimately play only one game with the Rangers, spending the majority of his time with their farm team, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

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Giroux in a Hershey Bears uniform in 2010

In the summer of 2006, Giroux signed as a free agent with the Washington Capitals. As member of the Capitals, Giroux would spend the majority of his time with the club's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears and appear in a handful of games with Washington. The following summer, he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers. With the Thrashers, Giroux was sent to the club's AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. He tallied 19 goals and 41 points in 44 games with the Wolves before he was traded back to the Capitals organization.

On August 5, 2009, it was announced that Giroux had signed a one-year two-way contract to remain with Hershey Bears.[1]

The 2008–09 AHL season was a successful one for Giroux. On January 18, 2009, Giroux broke Brett Hull's American Hockey League record for consecutive games scoring a goal, scoring in 15 straight games. On April 10, 2009, Giroux capped off his memorable season by being awarded the Les Cunningham Award as American Hockey League MVP.

On July 3, 2010, he signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.[2] Following their preseason run, he was assigned to the Oilers' AHL affiliates, the Oklahoma City Barons.

With a season-ending injury to the Oilers' Taylor Hall, Giroux was recalled from Oklahoma City, on March 5, 2011.[3] He made his Oilers debut the same night, scoring a goal which helped Edmonton secure a 5-1 victory, over the Colorado Avalanche.[4]

On July 3, 2011, Giroux signed a two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Awards and honours Edit

  • AHL First All-Star Team (2010–11)[5]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99Hull OlympiquesQMJHL67152237124222248
1999–00Hull OlympiquesQMJHL72524799117151261830
2000–01Hull OlympiquesQMJHL3831326362
2000–01Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL2513142756926822
2001–02Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL7011162734
2002–03Binghamton SenatorsAHL671916351011010110
2003–04Binghamton SenatorsAHL5919234279
2003–04Hartford Wolf PackAHL16639131634728
2004–05Hartford Wolf PackAHL78322254128633623
2005–06Hartford Wolf PackAHL7336316710213791617
2005–06New York RangersNHL10000
2006–07Hershey BearsAHL674228708219471127
2006–07Washington CapitalsNHL92242
2007–08Chicago WolvesAHL4419224247
2007–08Hershey BearsAHL241413273053142
2008–09Hershey BearsAHL69603797842215132822
2008–09Washington CapitalsNHL1211210
2009–10Hershey BearsAHL695053103342114132722
2009–10Washington CapitalsNHL91234
2010–11Oklahoma City BaronsAHL703246786362132
2010–11Edmonton OilersNHL81122
AHL totals 706 340 310 650 837 118 52 51 103 153
NHL totals 39 5 6 11 18


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