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Mark Giordano | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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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. Jul 1 - 7:58 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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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

Mark Giordano doesn't think Calgary's season is as good as over after he suffered a torn biceps tendon injury.

"I sort of knew that was coming and I hate that it's about that now," Giordano said. "Hopefully that will die down quick in the next couple days once the guys get going again. Just look at how our team has been playing all year – it has been different guys stepping up on different nights." Calgary is still in the thick of the battle for a playoff spot with a 34-25-4 record, but it's certainly true that losing Giordano for the rest of 2014-15 was a big blow for the Flames. Giordano had 11 goals and 48 points in 61 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 4 - 4:45 AM

Mark Giordano will undergo surgery for a torn biceps tendon and he's out for the remainder of the season.

Flames GM Brad Treliving said that Giordano will require four-to-five months of recovery time. The Calgary captain is tied for second in the league in scoring among defensemen with 48 points in 61 games. The Flames will have to continue their hunt for a playoff spot without a key contributor.
Mar 2 - 4:59 PM

The Calgary Flames have placed Mark Giordano (upper body) on injured reserve.

This is a huge blow to Calgary's playoff chances as Giordano is having his best season as a pro. The 31-year-old has been a legitimate Norris trophy candidate this season. He has 11 goals, 48 points and a plus-13 rating while averaging over 25 minutes for the Flames.
Mar 1 - 2:03 PM

Mark Giordano (upper body) could return to the Calgary lineup as early as Tuesday.

Giordano was not able to suit up Friday as he left the pre-game skate early with the upper body injury. The good news is the Flames do not play again until Tuesday so that will give Giordano a lot of time to recover before they take on the Flyers in Philadelphia. The Flames are halfway through an eight game road trip and need Giordano who has 11 goals and 48 points as he leads all NHL rearguards, back in the lineup.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 28 - 5:55 AM

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