Claude Giroux made his debut with the Flyers in February of 2008 and joined the roster full-time midway through the 2008–09 season. Being a valuable playmaker and two-way forward with great hands (not to mention a sweet mustache), he gained the captain’s “C” on his sweater. Giroux is known for his finesse play, however he doesn’t mind getting his nose dirty and will stand in to take a hit in order to make play. He’s even dropped the gloves from time to time.
Claude is easily my favorite player on the team because his moves and goals never cease to amaze me. I often find myself thinking, “Did he really just put that puck in the net?” One of my favorite Giroux moments is of his shootout goal that he calls “The Datsyuk”. Check out that amazing dangle!
Another cherished moment is when Giroux set the tone for the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins by laying a monster hit on Sidney Crosby. I’m sure all Flyers fans hearts were filled with joy at that very instant.
As a ritual that started during his childhood, Claude consumes a grilled cheese sandwich to fuel his fire before every game.
One of his most impressive goals came against the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 19th, 2013 where he scored without looking & behind the back. Not only was the goal the game winner, but it marked his 100th career goal.
In celebration of our wonderful captain, I give you Claude GIROUX-gelach! Rugelach is a traditional Jewish cookie, stuffed with an assortment of preserves, nuts, and dried fruit. It’s delicious!
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 sticks of butter (softened)
- 1 8oz pack of cream cheese (softened)
- pinch of salt
*Keep in mind that the dough is prepared ahead of time since it needs at least 8 hours to chill. *
- Combine flour and salt in a bowl. In an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until well combined. Slowly add flour/salt mixture until soft dough forms.
- Roll dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and flatten into a rectangle. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cup of preserves (I used mixed berry)
- 1 1/2 cup of nuts (I used walnuts)
- 1 cup of raisins
- Milk ( to brush cookies)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees & line bottom of a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut dough into 3 pieces & roll out each section onto a floured surface into approximately a 12×8 rectangle. Refrigerate the dough while preparing each piece.
- Spread preserves evenly over dough, followed by some cinnamon, sugar, raisins, & nuts.
- Starting with the longest side towards you, roll dough into a log with the seams facing down.
- Brush the logs with some milk & sprinkle cinnamon & sugar over the top.
- Cut slits 3/4 of the way though & about an inch apart along the logs.
- Bake until golden brown (about 45 minutes)
- Once cooled after baking, slice cookies all the way through & serve!
Check out this recipe on the Broad Sweet Bullies website