A big Valentine's Day surprise for Claude Giroux


VOORHEES, N.J. — Claude Giroux received quite the Valentine's Day surprise.

Candy hearts with a beating heart is on the way. Giroux’s wife, Ryanne, tweeted out the picture Thursday morning with a bowl full of candy along with an ultrasound picture. 

Spelled out on the candy hearts was “August 2019,” denoting the expected arrival time. Exactly how the surprise went down, the Flyers' captain elected to keep that to himself.

“I’ll keep the details out of it, but it’s great news. We’re pretty excited, [life-changing] for sure," Giroux said. "There may be a little bit less sleep."

Claude and wife Ryanne tied the knot less than a year ago, July 7, 2018, at the Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey, but he couldn’t have timed a pregnancy any better. An August due date works out perfectly with Giroux’s schedule in the middle of summer and a month prior to the start of training camp.

“Definitely good timing for sure,” Giroux said.

There’s an actual due day, but Giroux elected to sit on that piece of information as well. When I asked if it’s Aug. 7, he responded, “Is that your birthday?”

“No, it’s Sidney Crosby’s,” I told him.

“I’ll make sure he’s not born on that day,” Giroux said with a smile.

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