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Mark Giordano | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Giordano's goal on Friday broke a 0-16 slump on the Calgary power play.
It was Giordano's fifth goal of the season and snapped the Flames futility of late with the man-advantage. Giordano is not having a good fantasy season despite his five markers as he has only two assists in 23 games, as well as a minus-15 rating. It's hard to do based on his production over the last few seasons but Giordano deserves to be on your bench at this stage of the season. Nov 28 - 5:53 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Mark Giordano scored the Flames' only tally in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to Arizona.

It was another monster effort from Calgary's captain who played a game-high 26:21 including nearly 10 minutes on special teams. Giordano's fifth goal of the season was his first on the power play this season, and he also contributed four blocks in the game.
Nov 27 - 11:59 PM

Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie are no longer together on the Calgary blueline.

Coach Bob Hartley split the duo up as Giordano played alongside Dennis Wideman while Brodie and Kris Russell were paired together. It must have worked as the Flames won a rare game this season, 5-4 over Edmonton. Giordano has three goals and five points in 12 games with a minus-five rating and 16 penalty minutes.
Source: Calgary Sun
Nov 1 - 5:50 AM

Mark Giordano stole victory from the jaws of defeat with two clutch goals Friday night.

The Captain tied the game with just 72 seconds to go, and scored a nifty winner in overtime to cap off a three-point night. Giordano now has three goals and four points in just seven games thus far.
Oct 24 - 12:30 AM

Mark Giordano scored a goal in Calgary's 6-2 loss to Washington on Tuesday.

With that, Giordano has ended his season-opening five-game point drought. On a less positive note, Giordano also had a minus-one rating Tuesday night, dropping him to minus-six in six games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 21 - 8:33 AM

Mark Giordano saw positives from playing alongside Dougie Hamilton on Wednesday, even if Calgary suffered a 5-1 loss to Vancouver.

Giordano and Hamilton finished with a minus-three and minus-two rating respectively. "He's a great skater and easy guy to play with, moves the puck well and jumps into the play a lot," Giordano said of Hamilton. "If you look at the stat sheets at the end of the night, sometimes it’s not pretty but it doesn't tell the whole story. Last game was a bad game by our entire team, but we'll regroup and play better Saturday." Look for that defensive pairing to remain intact for Saturday's contest.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 9 - 6:16 AM

Mark Giordano played in a preseason contest on Monday after his 2014-15 campaign abruptly ended on Feb. 25.

Giordano had to be shutdown due to a biceps injury, but he's over it now. He went on to log 23:50 minutes in Monday's contest, so clearly the Flames don't have any lingering concerns. "It’s been well over seven months, so it’s healed," Giordano said. "I’ve been shooting and working out at 100% for a long time now, so I don’t even think about it."
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 22 - 5:12 AM

Mark Giordano is completely over the biceps injury that ended his 2014-15 campaign on Feb. 25.

"I started skating a bit toward the end of last year and shooting the puck a little bit," Giordano said. "I got home, took a bit of rest, and got right into the strengthening phase of my recovery. I’ve felt great. Honestly, I'm 100 per cent today. There’s nothing in my mind that’s physically going to hold me back." Giordano inked a six-year extension with the Calgary Flames over the summer that comes with a $6.75 million annual cap hit. Had Giordano not been injured last season, he might have won the Norris Trophy, in part because he had already recorded 48 points in 61 games.
Sep 3 - 10:22 AM

Calgary coach Bob Hartley was thrilled to see Mark Giordano sign a six-year contract extension on Tuesday.

"Gio is a pillar for us. Someone we can count on. Brad (GM Treliving) has done a great job," said Hartley. "We're going to get to camp and our captain, along many of our veterans, are set contractually. There are no disagreements. No distractions. No confusion. Now the focus is going to be on hockey, on the team. Where it should be. I talked to Gio and he's real happy. If he's happy, I'm happy. It's a great day for the organization." The 31-year-old's new deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause through 2019-20 and then he gets a 10-team no-trade list.
Aug 26 - 5:21 PM

Calgary has locked up defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year contract worth an annual average value of $6.75 million.

This extension will kick in after the 2015-16 campaign. Giordano produced 11 goals and 48 points in 61 contests last season. He was a top contender for the Norris Trophy until he suffered a biceps injury that kept him sidelined for the last 21 games of the regular season and the playoffs. Injuries have been a concern for Giordano, but he's a big-minute producer from the back end who is worth the risk based on the high level he has achieved over the past two seasons.
Aug 25 - 12:40 PM

Although the acquisition and subsequent signing of Dougie Hamilton served as a temporary distraction, the focus in Calgary will now shift back to Mark Giordano's negotiations.

"Mark's our captain and our leader, and we're gonna work away at getting that done," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "No update on the talks with Mark, other than it remains a priority for us to continue and work away at and get to a good conclusion." Giordano still has a season left on his contract, so his situation wasn't urgent. It will be interesting to see how Calgary handles its defensive situation though as it already has roughly $22 million committed to five blueliners in 2016-17 and that doesn't include Giordano. It's likely the Flames will have to make another move at some point.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 1 - 7:58 AM

Mark Giordano and the Calgary Flames have started preliminary negotiations on a long-term extension.

GM Brad Treliving has signing Giordano to a new deal at the top of his off-season to-do list. The Calgary captain will enter the final season of a five-year, $20.1 million deal in 2015-16. Sources say that Giordano's camp is seeking $9 million per season out of the gate.
Jun 24 - 5:27 PM

Mark Giordano will be at the NHL Awards on Wednesday as a nominee for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

He is honored to be up for the community trophies, but he likely would've have been a Norris Trophy finalist, as the league's top defenseman, if he didn't suffer a season-ending biceps tear that required surgery. "Of course I would have loved to have been nominated for the Norris award, but I'm very happy to be there for (the community) awards. The one thing that bothered me the most was not being able to play in those critical games down the stretch. We did a great job of, first, getting into the playoffs and then moving to the second round. But as a player sitting on the sidelines, you want to be a part of it and it was tough, for sure."
Jun 24 - 2:47 PM

The Calgary Flames will make re-signing Mark Giordano a priority this summer.

Giordano was looking like a serious Norris Trophy candidate before his 2014-15 campaign was cut short due to torn biceps. He still has a season left on his five-year, $20.1 million contract, but it's not surprising to see Calgary aim to re-sign its captain with plenty of time to spare. Giordano will likely end up getting a significant raise.
May 12 - 6:51 PM

Don't expect Mark Giordano (biceps) to return before the end of the week.

Giordano is only able to take limited contact at this time and hasn't started firing slapshots. The team captain hasn't played since Feb. 25 due to the injury. It's not surprising that he's not ready yet, although Calgary might not survive the week as its down 2-0 in its second round series against Anaheim.
May 5 - 10:05 AM

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All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Matt Stajan
5Markus Granlund
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Joe Colborne
3Mason Raymond
4Lance Bouma
5Brandon Bollig
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Michael Frolik
3David Jones
4Micheal Ferland
5Josh Jooris
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Dougie Hamilton
5Kris Russell
6Ladislav Smid
7Deryk Engelland
G1Karri Ramo
2Jonas Hiller