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Claude Giroux had the NHL shop’s highest-selling jersey this year

Apr 12, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

Claude Giroux AP

The NHL’s released its annual revenue and growth report and, judging by the numbers, the league appears to be quite healthy from a financial standpoint.

As such, we’ll skip over the business jargon and head straight for the intriguing part of the report — jersey sales!

Sales on, operated by e-commerce provider Fanatics, are up 20 percent through the end of March compared to last season. The Top Selling Player Jerseys on for the 2011-12 season are:

1. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

2. Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers

3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

4. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

5. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

6. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

7. Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

8. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

9. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

10. Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia Flyers

Conspicuously absent from the top 10 was Nashville’s No. 65, Ryan Thang. I’m of the mind stores can never have too many gold “65 Thang” jerseys in stock. Never.

  1. paul621 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Not surprised–After the Richards and Carter trades, 75 percent of Flyers fans were in the market for a new jersey this year I bet.

  2. vismund11 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Claude Giroux should be the face of the NHL. No surprise here. Dude plays with poise, passion, finesse and grit. He deserves all the respect of the NHL but because he’s on the Flyers, he’ll probably NEVER get the respect or recognition he deserves. It’s alright G, some people out there know.

  3. psujay - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    I feel like Crosby, Malkin, and Ovechkin jersey sales have to be tapering off at this point. What Penguins fan who wants a jersey doesn’t have one or the other?

    I would have liked to have seen winter classic jersey sales…I bet Lindros, Messier, Parent, and Leech jerseys were pretty high up.

  4. jucam1 - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    People just decided that buying a great player’s jersey who isn’t a full on whinny girl makes more sense…. Sorry Syd….

  5. hy3rid12 - Apr 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    no canadian team in the top 10 wow. Go Flyers!!

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kane (1890)
  2. P. Kessel (1598)
  3. M. Richards (1359)
  4. N. Backstrom (1167)
  5. M. Giordano (1146)