Flyers lock up Giroux for three years

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Claude Giroux, who leads the team in goals and points, has been re-signed to a three-year contract extension. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Claude Giroux, who leads the team in goals and points, has been re-signed to a three-year contract extension. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have started early this season with the re-signing of one of their highly-talented forwards. The 22-year-old Claude Giroux was set to become a restricted free agent after the 2010-11 season, but general manager Paul Holmgren saw to it that it would never reach that point as the right-winger was locked up to a three-year deal worth $11.25 million Monday night.

Giroux will receive $2.75 million for 2011-12, $3.5 million for 2012-13 and $5 million in 2013-14, according to CapGeek.com. He will earn $765,000 as he finishes the last season on his entry-level contract.

Giroux came off a stellar playoff campaign last year, finishing third on the team in points with 21 (10 goals, 11 assists) in 23 games and his play has continued into the 2010-11 season. He currently leads all Flyers with 14 points and is first in goals (7) and third in assists (7). Giroux also leads the NHL in shorthanded goals (3) and is tied for first in game-winning goals (3).

Giroux was selected 22nd overall by the Flyers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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