The NHL has announced Flyers captain Claude Giroux has been named one of three finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL MVP. The other two finalists are Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf.
Giroux, 26, finished third in the NHL in points with 86 while scoring 28 goals and dishing out 58 assists. He finished second on the Flyers in goals behind Wayne Simmonds' 29 but led the team in assists and points, along with power play points (37) and game-winning goals (7).
The Flyers captain is just the fifth Flyer to be named a finalist for the award joining three-time winner Bobby Clarke, 1995 winner Eric Lindros, 1974 finalist Bernie Parent and 1985 finalist Pelle Lindbergh.
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