Claude Giroux was named the 19th captain of the Flyers Tuesday night.
The club had considered doing it Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center during the Flyers open house practice but changed its mind.
Giroux, who turned 25 earlier this month, inherits the “C” from Chris Pronger, who has not played a game since November 2011 because of post-concussion syndrome.
Last week during the player-only workouts at Skate Zone before the lockout “officially” ended, Giroux, who has had a commanding influence in the dressing room, was talking and acting very much like a captain.
In many ways, he’s been just that for coach Peter Laviolette and teammates during Pronger’s long absence.
"it’s not going to change my game or the way I act on the ice or off the ice," Giroux said. "We have a lot of leaders in this locker room, and a lot of veterans. "