Giroux Returning to Hershey

AHL MVP Alexandre Giroux is returning to Hershey for another season. Giroux signed a one-year contract for the upcoming 2009-10 season. Giroux led the league in scoring during the regular season with 60 goals and 37 assists for 97 points. He also led the league in scoring during the playoffs with 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points.

“Alexandre Giroux was so important to our team’s success last year both on and off the ice,” said Hershey’s President/General Manager Doug Yingst. “For our organization, for our fans and for this region, we could not be happier that he chose to return next season.”

Giroux, 28, captured his first Calder Cup title in June; that was only the final piece to a wonderful season. Giroux broke Brett Hull’s 22-year old record by scoring a goal in 15 consecutive games. He also set a Bears’ franchise record by scoring 60 goals, breaking Tony Cassolato’s record of 53 set in 1982-83. Giroux’s 75 goals are the most scored by an AHL player during the regular season and playoffs combined.

A native of Quebec City, Quebec, Giroux has scored 258 goals and 211 assists for 469 points in 567 career AHL games. He also has 22 games of NHL experience, scoring three goals and three assists.

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