CapGeek.com released details of Giroux's contract, which is slated to kick-in for the 2014-15 season.
Giroux will make $10 million with a $5 million signing bonus in 2014-15. He will then make $9 million for the next four seasons between 2015 and 2019. The Hearst, Ontario native will earn $8 million with a $5 million signing bonus in 2019-2020 followed by a $7.2 million salary in 2020-21. He closes out the deal with a $5 million salary with a $1 million signing bonus in 2021-22.
The contract sets up Giroux with an annual average value (AAV) cap hit of $8.25 million over the eight years. All of this includes a full no-movement clause which means he must approve any deal that would send the 25 year old to a new team in any capacity.
Giroux registered 13 goals with 35 assists for 48 points in 48 games last year. In 77 games in 2011-12, Giroux posted 28 goals and 65 assists for 93 points then added eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in 10 postseason games. He was named the franchise's 19th captain in September 2012.
He deserves the money he got and is the first legitimate superstar prospect the Flyers have had since Eric Lindros. I would've given Giroux whatever he wanted to lock him down long-term.
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