Well, I guess it couldn't wait until Thursday night's practice.
According to the Flyers' official Twitter account, Paul Holmgren has officially announced that Claude Giroux will be the 19th captain in the history of the Philadelphia Flyers.
We all knew it was coming, and so did the organization. According to several reports, the Flyers named Giroux captain tonight because the reports had already surfaced, so there was no reason to wait until Thursday night to do so.
Best of luck as captain, #28.
C.J. Burns is a lead contrubutor to Buzz on Broad. Follow him on Twitter @CJBurns215