Flyers name Claude Giroux captain

Updated: January 15, 2013, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in team history.

General manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement Tuesday night. The Flyers say Kimmo Timonen will serve as associate captain, and Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains.

Giroux takes over for defenseman Chris Pronger, who has not played for the Flyers since Nov. 19, 2011, and still suffers from lingering effects of multiple concussions.

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