Raymond Giroux

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Raymond Giroux
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Born (1976-07-20) July 20, 1976 (age 40)
North Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Lowell Lock Monsters
New York Islanders
AIK Hockey
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Albany River Rats
New Jersey Devils
Houston Aeros
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA Saint Petersburg
Traktor Chelyabinsk
NHL Draft 202nd overall, 1994
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1999–present

Raymond "Ray" Giroux (born July 20, 1976) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Giroux, who shoots left, played collegiately at Yale University. During the 1997–98 season, he captained the best team in school history as Yale won their first ECAC regular season title (Yale has since won another regular season title in the 2008-09 season) and advanced to the NCAA tournament after only having been picked to finish in 10th place at the beginning of the season. In addition to being a 1st-team All American, Giroux was named ECAC Player of the Year as well as the leagues best offensive defenceman and was one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate player.

Giroux spent time in many NHL organizations before leaving the US to play overseas. He has played in the AHL for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and in the NHL for both the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils.

Playing for Ak Bars he became Russian champion (2005/06) and IIHF European Champions Cup winner (2007). Giroux made his Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) debut playing with SKA Saint Petersburg during the inaugural 2008–09 KHL season.[1] He participated in 2009 Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1996–97
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1997–98
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1997–98


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Todd White
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Eric Heffler
Preceded by
Matt Pagnutti
Andrew Will
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
Succeeded by
Jeff Burgoyne