Fantasy Summary

A solid two-way forward who projects to be a bottom-six forward but has some goal scoring potential.


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June 2023 – Giroux is a former fifth round pick for the Minnesota Wild during the 2018 NHL Draft and he has managed to carve out a strong start to his NHL career that has even got him an NHL debut during the 2022-23 NHL season. In his third season with the Iowa Wild, Giroux put up his highest point totals with three goals and 19 assists in 67 games. Although, he may not have the offence to make an impact at the NHL level, he projects to be a bottom-six energy role player. He may need a year or two to season in the AHL but should be one of the first call-ups from the Iowa Wild moving forward. Nathan Leblanc

February 2021 – Giroux has joined the AHL’s Iowa Wild. The AHL season began just a few days ago. Sam Happi

September 2019 – Damien Giroux has been returned to the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL for the 2019-20 season. He’ll be an important veteran piece of a contending Saginaw team. Sam Happi

May 2019 – The 2018 fifth round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild continued to improve in his draft+1 season. His offensive game took on more of a goal scoring role. He is a decent skater who plays a solid 200-foot game and engages in all three zones. The diminutive forward shows tenacity on the puck and against bigger competitors, masking his lack of size. His primary weapon is his high-end hockey IQ. He generally makes the smart play and works hard to make up for the few mental errors he commits. Giroux’s defensive positioning is good, he does a good job at supporting the defenceman in the slot and in the corners. Like most late round picks, he is a long-term prospect and likely projects as a bottom-six winger who has some goal scoring ability. The Sudbury, Ontario native will likely head back to Saginaw next season looking to show continued improvement and really dominate the junior hockey level before possibly heading to the Iowa Wild after next season. Tony Ferrari

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 3, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 155


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational5 2 13 0|Playoffs2 5 27
 2011-2012 Nickel City Sons QC Int PW4 4 26 0|        
 2012-2013 Nickel City Sons U14 AAANOHL U144 0 77 0|        
  Nickel City Sons QC Int PW3 2 24 0|        
 2013-2014 Nickel City Sons U14 AAANOHL U1438 31 4778 10|Playoffs3 4 04
  Nickel City Sons U15 AAANOHL U153 2 24 0|        
 2014-2015 Nickel City Sons U15 AAANOHL U1540 40 3676 28|Playoffs3 4 37
  Nickel City Sons U15 AAABig Nickel U145 5 27 4|        
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U157 1 23 0|        
 2015-2016 Sudbury Wolves U16 AAAGNML23 15 2136 16|        
  Sudbury Wolves U16 AAAU16 AAA42 28 4169 18|        
  Sudbury Wolves U16 AAABig Nickel U186 3 47 0|        
  Sudbury Wolves U18 AAAGNML2 0 11 0|Playoffs6 5 27
  Sudbury Wolves U18 AAATCQ-O5 3 36 0|        
  Greater Sudbury CubsNOJHL2 0 11 0|Playoffs1 1 12
  Team NOHA OHL Cup4 1 01 4|        
  Team NOHA OGC-164 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Saginaw SpiritOHL53 8 1725 21|        
 2017-2018 Saginaw SpiritOHL68 19 2443 18|Playoffs4 0 11
 2018-2019 Saginaw SpiritOHL67 30 2151 22|Playoffs17 9 413 10 
 2019-2020 Saginaw SpiritOHL61 44 3175 22|        
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Iowa WildAHL34 7 1219 27|        
 2021-2022 Iowa WildAHL48 3 47 20|        
 2022-2023 Minnesota WildNHL1 0 11 2|        
  Iowa WildAHL67 3 1922 28|Playoffs2 1 01
 2023-2024 Rochester AmericansAHL- - -- -|