Claude Giroux didn't have to think twice when asked who was the best linemate he's ever had.

"Paul Byron," Giroux said on Tuesday, referring to his former Gatineu teammate in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Between 2006 and the end of the 2007-08 season, Giroux and Byron combined for 144 goals.

"Yeah, in junior," Giroux said. "It's not the same thing, obviously."