OKC Barons Giroux Named AHL All Star

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 31, 2011 3:10 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY– Oklahoma City Barons left wing Alexandre Giroux has been named an American Hockey League First Team All Star.

This marks the third straight appearance on the first team all star roster for the Quebec City native. Giroux joins forwards Pete Leswick and Art Stratton as the only forwards to be named First Team All Stars in three consecutive seasons.

Giroux is no stranger to receiving honors this season.

In mid December he became the 43rd player in AHL history to surpass the 600-point plateau. Then in late January, he served as the playing captain for the Western Conference at the 2011 AHL All Star Classic.

For the Barons, Giroux leads the Barons in points with 71 and is second on the squad in goals with 30 and assists with 41.

Giroux is tied atop the league for game winning goals with seven and is second in the league with 14 power-play goals.

The 6-foot-2-inch wing is currently 10th in AHL history with 338 goals and is one of two players to record seven straight 30-goal seasons in the AHL. He appeared in eight games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, registering a goal and an assist.

Entering play this weekend, the Barons have 83 standings points with five games left to play. The Barons are tied with the Chicago Wolves and Peoria Rivermen for the final playoff spot in the West Division.

Oklahoma City continues the playoff race in the West division playing the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL afilliate of the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:05 p.m.