Giroux traded Panthers by Flyers for Tippett, in the first round

Philadelphia received forward Owen Tibbett, a first-round pick in 2024 NHL Draft or 2025 NHL Draft, and a third-round pick in 2023 NHL Draft forward.

Florida also welcomed prospects Conor Bunaman and German Rubtsov, a fifth-round pick in the 2024 draft.

“Claude has been one of the most complete talents in the National Hockey League for over a decade,” said Panthers general manager Bill Zito. “He has demonstrated his elite leadership and work ethic during his tenure in Philadelphia, and we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his caliber into our squad. Additionally, we are excited to welcome Connor and German into our Panthers pipeline and look forward to her growth within our system.”

Giroux is in the final season of an eight-year contract and could become an unrestricted free agent after the season. The contract contained a no-moving clause. Flyers kept 50 percent of Jiro’s remaining salary.

The 34-year-old is second in the Flyers with 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists) in 56 games this season. He played 15 seasons in the Philadelphia National Hockey League, the last 10 seasons as a captain.

“Any day you trade your captain is a tough day, and as much as Claude has meant this organization and how he has represented himself for 15 years, it makes it even more difficult to say goodbye,” said Chuck Fletcher, General Manager of Flyers. . “Claude is one of the best players to ever wear the Flyer costume.”

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Giroux played his 1,000th game in the NHL on Thursday and was honored at a pre-game gala. After that, speak as if he is going to go ahead and remember that Philadelphia is trading forward Wayne Simmonds To the Nashville Predators on February 25, 2019.

“Honestly, I saw a lot of players I played with and loved (leaving),” Giroud said on Thursday. “I know it’s hard when you leave a team, but I actually didn’t realize how hard it was. I wish I had known at the time, but it’s not really a fun thing. But at the same time, we were all day telling stories and [remembering] Stuff that’s happened in the last few years, and it’s been fantastic.”

Giroux was the second player to play 1,000 matches for the Flyers, joining Bobby Clarke (1144). Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (#22) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Giroux came second in Flyers history in points (900) and assists (609), behind Clarke (1,210 points, 852 assists).

He was not with the Flyers for a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday. Philadelphia (19-31-11) finally linked up in the Metropolitan Division with the New Jersey Devils.

Philadelphia reached the Stanley Cup Final in the Giro’s second full season (2009–10, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks). The Flyers have conducted the playoffs four times since 2011-12.

“It is impossible to describe in words just how much Claude Giroud About me for the Philadelphia Flyers organization. He’s the longest serving captain in Flyers history, only the second pilot to play 1,000 orange and black games, and seven times All-Stars, but all of that still doesn’t quite reflect what he meant for this city and this proud franchise,” said Flyers president Dave Scott. ” This is a tough and bitter day, but we are excited to watch Claude compete in the playoffs for Florida this year, and there is no doubt that Claude will always be a pilot. “

Florida (42-14-6) is first in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.

Tippett is in the final season of a three-year entry-level contract that he signed with the Panthers on July 19, 2017, and could become a restricted free agent after the season.

The 23-year-old has scored 14 points (six goals and eight assists) in 42 games for Florida this season.

“I am really excited about this new opportunity to join a team, build with them, and make a fresh start,” Tibbett said. “I’m still working on trying to finish my 200ft game, but overall I think I can bring attack, size (6ft 1,207lbs) and speed into the squad. I am really excited to get to go and get to know everyone.”

Tippett, who was the No. 10 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, is in his second full season with the Panthers and scored 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 94 NHL games. He scored four points (one goal, three assists) in six Stanley Cup games last season.

“We are very excited to have Owen join our team,” Fletcher said. “He’s a young striker who already has NHL experience and will bring strength, speed and skill to our group. He’s someone we expect to fit into our squad right away.”

Bonaman has no points in 15 NHL games this season and has scored 11 points (six goals and five assists) in 41 NHL games with Lehigh Valley. The 23-year-old is on the final season of a two-year contract he signed with the Flyers on August 20, 2021, and could become a restricted free agent after the season.

Selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round (No. 109) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Bonaman scored three points (one goal, two assists) in 54 NHL games.

Rubtsov has not played in the National Hockey League this season. He scored six points (two goals, four assists) in 37 AHL games. The 23-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Flyers on June 14, 2021, and could become a restricted free agent after the season.

Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (#22) of the 2016 draft, Rubtsov has no points in four NHL games.

Philadelphia will receive Florida’s first-round pick in 2024 unless they are in the top 10. Philadelphia will then receive Florida’s 2025 first-round pick.