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Mark Giordano | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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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." Sep 22 - 5:12 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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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

It's difficult to tell how much progress he's making, but Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano was involved in practice on Saturday.

He only engaged in limited contact, yet even being a part of it is an intriguing development for a defenseman many labelled as a no-brainer Norris winner had he stayed healthy in the 2014-15 season. There's a long way to go, but players frequently fight through injuries in the playoffs, so you never know.
May 2 - 4:04 PM

Mark Giordano has been named as a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community."

Mark Giordano was on his way to his best career season, having scored 11 goals and setting personal records with 37 assists and 48 points in 61 games before tearing his bicep in February. But it's the Flames' Captain's work off the ice that's being noted here. Among Giordano and his wife's many commitments, they've donated $25K for the past three seasons to help build five homes in five countries (including Kenya, Ethiopia, India and the Philippines). As well as $100K to provide resources and support for three Calgary schools as part of his Team Giordano project.
May 1 - 7:50 PM

Mark Giordano (torn biceps) has started to skate.

Giordano probably isn't close to returning, but at the same time it wouldn't be shocking to see him rejoin the Flames at some point during the second round. That would be a big boost for Calgary as Giordano was looking like a Norris Trophy candidate before his season was cut short.
Apr 27 - 6:51 AM

Mark Giordano has been nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The awards recognize the great community work that Giordano and his wife have done in the Calgary area. Giordano is currently out of action with a torn bicep suffered on February 25.
Apr 19 - 7:08 AM

There's at least a chance that Mark Giordano (torn biceps) might be available at some point if Calgary enjoys a lengthy playoff run.

"I have to meet with the surgeon a bunch more times before that becomes a reality, but I feel good. I feel like hopefully the rehab is going better than expected, but it's still a bit early for that," Giordano said. "I really have to start gaining my strength and stuff back. Hopefully, we go really deep and then we have a decision to make afterwards, but right now it’s still a bit early." Giordano was a potential Norris Trophy candidate before his season ended on Feb. 25. The Flames aren't expected to get very far in the postseason, but then again they've managed to defy expectations so far.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 14 - 10:50 AM

Injured defenseman Mark Giordano (torn biceps) is traveling with the Flames on their current five game road trip.

Giordamo is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery in early March but that does not mean he cannot support his teammates. Giordano was a favorite to win the Norris Trophy before his injury as he had 11 goals and 48 points in 61 games. He will be force again next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 28 - 7:05 AM

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