Claude Giroux (born January 12, 1988) is a Franco-Ontarian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Giroux grew up playing hockey in his hometown of Hearst, Ontario and played Bantam A for the Hearst Lumber Kings (NOHA) in the 2001-02 season. He moved to the Ottawa-area in the summer of 2002 and played Major Bantam and Minor Midget AA for the Cumberland Barons, in 2002-03 and 2003-04, while attending French Catholic High School Béatrice-Desloges in Orléans. However, he was undrafted by the Ontario Hockey League.
The following season, Giroux played for the Cumberland Grads Jr. A. team of the Central Jr. A League in 2004-05 before signing as a free agent with the QMJHL Gatineau (Hull) Olympiques for the 2005-06 season.