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Giroux notches 700th point

Springfield Falcons forward Alexandre Giroux became the 23rd player in AHL history with 700 career points, scoring a second-period goal in the Falcons’ 5-3 loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday afternoon.

The goal, the 364th of Giroux’s AHL career, moved the Quebec City native into a tie with AHL Hall of Famer Mitch Lamoureux for seventh place on the league’s all-time list.

Giroux, in his 11th AHL season, has totaled 364 goals and 336 assists for 700 points in 764 regular-season games with Grand Rapids, Binghamton, Hartford, Chicago, Hershey, Oklahoma City and Springfield.

The 30-year-old Giroux won the AHL’s goal-scoring title and the Calder Cup in both 2008-09 and 2009-10 with Hershey, combining for 110 regular-season goals and 200 points in those two years. The four-time AHL All-Star and the league’s most valuable player in 2008-09, Giroux is in the midst of his ninth consecutive 20-goal campaign.

In addition to his 700 regular-season points, Giroux ranks sixth on the AHL’s all-time postseason scoring list with 103 points (52-51-103) in 118 Calder Cup Playoff games.