|Assets:||Skates well, moves the puck and possesses good offensive ability. Always works hard to improve his all-around game. Can be a factor on the power play. Underrated in physical contests, he's developing into a top-notch team leader thanks to his tenacious, warrior style of play. Is an excellent shot-blocker.|
|Flaws:||While he's very strong, he does not possess ideal National Hockey League size for a blueliner, so he can at times struggle against bigger forwards in his own end. Needs to continue shooting the puck more in order to maximize his offensive potential.|
|Career Potential:||Solid team leader and all-round defenseman.|
|Canadian Major Junior||All-Rookie Team||2002-03|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2002-03|
|4/06/2013||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|4/05/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|2/19/2013||Fined $10,000 by the NHL.|
|1/12/2012||Missed 21 games (leg injury).|
|11/30/2011||Leg injury, injured reserve.|
|10/29/2010||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a five-year contract extension.|
|4/27/2009||Missed 24 regular season and 6 playoff games (shoulder surgery).|
|2/21/2009||Shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|8/28/2007||Signed with Dynamo Moskva of the Russian Hockey League.|
|4/24/2007||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|12/12/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|12/02/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|11/20/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|11/15/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|4/06/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|2/28/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|2/26/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|2/02/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|1/30/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|10/03/2005||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|7/06/2004||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|7/06/2004||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
Mark Giordano nominated for King Clancy award | 05/07/2013 8:50 AM
NewsMark Giordano was the Calgary Flames' nominee for the King Clancy trophy, which goes to the player "that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community."
ImpactGiordano does a ton of charity work off the ice, from golf tournaments to working with Habitat for Humanity. He was also one of the Flames who refused to pack it in and tank for a better shot at the top pick in draft at the end of the season. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards show during the Stanley Cup final.
Flames' Mark Giordano: We want to move up | 04/13/2013 10:06 AM
NewsAs much as Calgary fans may want the Flames (15-21-4) to finish as far down the standings as possible -- to be in a better position for a choice in the next draft -- that's hard to ask of professionals with any pride.
Impact"I still think there's teams to be caught," said Mark Giordano, who scored the winning goal in the Flames' 3-2 overtime win over Phoenix Friday. "There are a few teams ahead of us that are six, maybe four points after tonight and hopefully we can move up as far as possible. You don't even want to finish 14th. You want to finish as high as possible. As players, we want to win. We don't want to worry about anything else."
Giordano's OT marker sinks Coyotes | 04/13/2013 4:26 AM
NewsMark Giordano fired home the overtime winner and added an assist in the Flames' 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes Friday night.
Impact"It always feel great to score no matter what," said Giordano. "But obviously an OT winner, you don't get those too often." This was Giordano's 13th point and first game winner of the season.
Giordano embarrassed by blowout loss | 04/04/2013 9:04 AM
NewsMark Giordano said that the Calgary Flames' 8-2 loss on Wednesday was "embarrassing."
ImpactGiordano wasn't willing to use the distraction of the trade deadline as they prepared for the game as a reason for this blowout loss. "That's a terrible excuse," he countered. "The deadline is a business. It is what it is. We're still playing a game for a living. You have to prepare and be better. That was just . . . there's no way to explain that. I know it's obviously frustrating for everyone else. But for us as players, it's got to come from within. The pride thing. Just being a professional and making it hard." The Flames aren't going to make the playoffs, so they don't have much left to play for other than pride.
Mark Giordano: Opponents score too easily | 03/30/2013 10:13 AM
NewsWith their long-time captain Jarome Iginla gone, the Calgary Flames ended their home-game winning streak at eight Friday night, and defenseman Wayne Giordano found a simple reason for the outcome.
Impact"We give up too many ... tap-ins, basically,'' Giordano said. "It's easy for them to score those goals, if you look at them. Odd-man rushes and turnovers. We're not giving up huge scoring chances, number-wise. But the quality is ..." An eight-game home-ice win streak creaked, groaned and ultimately collapsed under the unbearable strain of more vaudeville slapstick Friday night -- 21 recorded giveaways in a wildly sloppy 6-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. "We keep shooting ourselves in the foot,'' muttered Giordano.
Giordano appreciates fan 'Iggy' chant | 03/28/2013 8:24 AM
NewsMark Giordano appreciated the "Iggy, Iggy" chant during last night's 4-3 win as it became apparent that Jarome Iginla had already played in his last game with Calgary.
ImpactGiordano has spent his entire NHL career with the Calgary Flames. "It's our captain," Giordano said. "One of the best players that's played the game. He's been here his whole career. I think it was a little bit surreal, different. But I thought we did a good job and played hard. That's all we were asking of each other. And, for Iggy, a friend and a good teammate for a long time." It remains to be seen if the trade of Iginla was a sign that the Flames are ready to embrace a true rebuilding effort or merely a reaction to the fact that Iginla's contract was expiring this summer and they were not in the hunt for a playoff spot. Either way, Giordano's under their control through 2015-16.
Mark Giordano gets 2 shorthanded points | 03/22/2013 8:27 AM
NewsMark Giordano was credited with a pair of shorthanded points in Calgary's 5-3 loss to Nashville Thursday.
ImpactHe scored his third goal of the season and set up one by Blake Comeau in the first period while the Flames were down a man. It marker the first time that a member of the club had recorded multiple shorthanded points in a period since Derek Morris accomplished the feat back on Oct. 7th, 1997.
Mark Giordano agrees with punishment | 02/21/2013 7:19 AM
NewsMark Giordano agreed that he should have been fined for his slew foot on Antoine Roussel.
Impact"Honestly, during the game when it happened, I didn't think it was much," Giordano said. "Then, I heard about the hearing the next day and looked at it again. If you look at it, it is, I think, maybe a little bit of a dangerous play just because of the way the guy fell. I didn't intend to slew foot him . . . but I pull him down and he comes up close to the boards so I think the league wants to take that play out of the game." Nice for Giordano to own up to his indiscretion.
Flames' Mark Giordano slapped with $10k fine | 02/20/2013 9:30 AM
NewsThe National Hockey League decided Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano took his on-ice intimidation tactics too far in the second period of Sunday's 4-3 road victory over the Dallas Stars.
ImpactAfter a phone hearing Tuesday afternoon, the NHL's department of player safety slapped Giordano with a $10,000 fine - the maximum allowable for a first-time offender under the collective bargaining agreement - for slew-footing Dallas forward Antoine Roussel. NHL Rule 52 defines slew-footing as "the act of a player using his leg or foot to knock or kick an opponent's feet from under him or pushes an opponent's upper body backward with an arm or elbow, and at the same time with a forward motion of his leg, knocks or kicks the opponent's feet from under him, causing him to fall violently to the ice. Video evidence of the play shows Giordano doing just that to the rookie Star.
Mark Giordano to get hearing on Tuesday | 02/19/2013 7:22 AM
NewsMark Giordano will get a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday for his slew foot on Dallas winger Antoine Roussel Sunday.
ImpactDo not expect a suspension for the Calgary defenseman as he played on Monday night against the Coyotes. Giordano was surprised that there would be a hearing as he did not think that the hit was bad. He could get fined. Giordano is off to a slow start with a goal and three points in 14 games after a nine goal and 27 point effort last season in 61 games.
Giordano has confidence in coach Bob Hartley | 01/11/2013 10:36 AM
NewsMark Giordano has confidence in new Flames coach Bob Hartley's ability to get the team ready for the shortened season.
Impact"I think as long as we buy in right from the start, all our players, which I know we will, and we listen to detail and pay attention to all the little details, we'll be fine," Giordano said. "It's tough, but I think Bob and the coaches, in talking to them, they have a great plan set for our team as far as camp goes and going forward." Giordano had nine goals and 27 points in 61 games after breaking out in 2010-11 with a 43-point campaign.
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Apr 12||1|
|Assists||1||11 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 21||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Apr 12||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||3 times-last:vs. Min||last:Apr 15||7|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Nas||Mar 15||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Det||Feb 5||1|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 21||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Nas||Mar 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||2||at Nas||Mar 21||1|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Apr 13||7|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||81||2009-10 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||5||3 times-last: 2011-12 (Cgy)|
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