The Olympiques announced on Sunday that Claude Giroux’s #28 jersey will be raised to the rafters of the Robert-Guertin on February 20, 2019.
Giroux played for the Olympiques during three seasons (2005-06 to 2007-08), scoring 125 goals while adding 196 assists for a total of 321 points in 187 regular season games. The Hearst, ON, native was also very productive in the postseason, collecting 78 points – including 24 goals – in 41 playoff games.
It was during the spring of 2008 that Giroux really established himself in Olympiques’ history after guiding the team to the President Cup title, while also earning the Guy-Lafleur trophy as playoffs’ MVP after registering 51 points in 19 games, still a franchise record today.
Giroux will become the 10th player in franchise history to see his number retired after Martin Gélinas (#20), Sam Lang (#16), Jean Poulin (#10), Luc Robitaille (#15), Guy Rouleau (#77), Maxime Talbot (#25), José Théodore (#33) Colin White (#24), and Marc Saumier (#32).