Claude Giroux's first season as Flyers captain was an enjoyable but frustrating learning experience.

His individual stats dropped slightly and his team missed the playoffs.

"Obviously, it was something new," Giroux said. "It was a good experience to have that 'C' and also to have a lot of help.

"Obviously, it's frustrating that we're not in the playoffs. But you know what? We just need to go forward from here."

Individually, Giroux had another solid season. With an assist against the Sens, he finished with 13 goals and a team-high 47 points in 48 games, but his points per game were down a hair from last season when he was third in the NHL with a career-best 93 points in 77 games.

Named successor to injured former captain Chris Pronger before the season, Giroux says he felt no extra pressure playing with a 'C' on his jersey.

"Obviously, there's more responsibility, but I really like it," he said. "When it comes to responsibility, I really take it to heart."

Giroux tried to do what he could to get the Flyers out of slumps this season by calling a few team meetings and meeting with teammates individually at times.

"When the team goes not the right way, you start questioning what you can do," he said.