He has improved significantly in each of his four seasons with the Flyers and he is a player that head coach Peter Laviolette has touted for his talent and big-game ability.
"He's the best player in the world," Laviolette told NBCSports.com.
While the NHL is at the early stages of what could be a very nasty lockout, it will end at some point, and the NHL is going to need excellent leadership to bring angry fans back.
When that happens, perhaps their best leader will be Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers.
He may be in a position to be the lead dog when the game returns, and he would be an excellent spokesman for the game.