According to TSN.com, the Philadelphia Flyers have begun preliminary discussions with Claude Giroux in order to extend his contract.
Details are slim, but we know that currently the Flyers are over the salary cap as of right now. As well as the fact that the team has just acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the New York Islanders. Streit will also need a new contract, further pushing the issue of the salary cap.
Giroux has one year remaining on his current contract and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. He is set to make $3,750,000 in this coming season.
The 25-year old Canadian has played a total of six seasons in the NHL (his first being only 2 games). In that amount of time, Giroux has played 333 games. In those contests he has tallied 91 goals and 200 assist for a total of 291 points. He has 30 career power-play goals and a rating of +18.
In his first season as the Flyers captain (2012-13) Giroux played all 48 games. He totaled 48 points with 13 goals and 35 assists.
As always we will keep you updated on any breaking news pertaining to Giroux’s contract.