|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|
|12/04/2013||Missed 18 games (lower body injury).|
|10/26/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|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.|
Giordano leads Flames to victory | 12/05/2013 3:59 AM
NewsIn his first game since October 21, Mark Giordano had a goal and an assist and the Flames scored four unanswered goals in a 4-1 victory against the Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome.
ImpactGiordano was averaging over 25 minutes of ice time and had nine points in eight games before he broke his ankle in a game during a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings. Defenseman TJ Brodie and Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames, while Jiri Hudler and Matt Stajan added two helpers in the victory. Lee Stempniak scored a shorthanded goal in the last period.
Calgary gets Mark Giordano back Wednesday | 12/04/2013 1:15 PM
NewsMark Giordano (ankle) will return to the Flames' lineup on Wednesday.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBefore Giordano broke his ankle, he was off to an incredible start with two goals and nine points in eight games. He also averaged 25:03 minutes per game and was one of the big reasons the Flames got off to a 4-2-2 start. They have gone 5-11-2 during his absence.
Mark Giordano might make his return Wednesday | 12/04/2013 9:30 AM
NewsMark Giordano (ankle) might play in Wednesday's game.
Impact"Gio looked very good (Tuesday) and I asked him after practice and he had zero pain," Flames coach Bob Hartley of Giordano. Hartley also specifically said that there was a "strong possibility" of Giordano returning Wednesday. He's an all-around superb defenseman and had nine points in eight games before getting hurt, so the Flames would naturally be thrilled to get him back.
Mark Giordano's ankle is feeling better | 12/03/2013 4:59 PM
NewsMark Giordano was upbeat about his ankle injury on Tuesday.
Impact"It feels great," Giordano said. "Our training staff, our medical staff, everyone, the docs, they did a great job in handling it. I really followed their lead and getting back on the ice the last week and up until today, it's pain free right now which is obviously a positive and I feel good." Giordano hasn't played since Oct. 21, but he's day-to-day at this point.
Mark Giordano practices on Saturday | 12/01/2013 6:24 AM
NewsMark Giordano (broken ankle) practiced with the Flames on Saturday.
ImpactThis is great news for Giordano and his fantasy owners as he could return late in the week as he has been out of action since October 21 with the broken ankle. "It's his first time with the team," said coach Bob Hartley. "But he's been skating for two or three days now. He's doing good. He's worked so hard in the gym. His conditioning is good. We all know that conditioning in the gym and game conditioning is never the same. But there's nothing we can do. Gio is a warrior. A very proud athlete." Stayed tuned to Rotoworld as his return closes in. He was off to a great start before the injury with nine points in his first eight games.
Mark Giordano inches towards possible return | 11/29/2013 8:55 AM
NewsMark Giordano (broken ankle) might be able to make his return towards the end of next week.
ImpactThe Calgary Flames badly need Giordano back after Dennis Wideman suffered a broken hand. Wideman has averaged 26:14 minutes per game this season and before Giordano was hurt, he was logging 25:03 minutes.
Mark Giordano (ankle) is skating again | 11/28/2013 8:38 AM
NewsMark Giordano (broken ankle) has started to skate.
ImpactGiordano is making progress, but he still isn't close to returning to the Flames' lineup. He has two goals and nine points in eight games this season.
Brian Burke supports fighting in NHL | 11/02/2013 8:51 AM
NewsFlames director of hockey operations Brian Burke is pro fighting in the NHL.
ImpactHe wrote a column for USA TODAY Sports in which he supported the controversial part of the game. "Reduced to its simplest truth, fighting is one of the mechanisms that regulates the level of violence in our game," Burke wrote. "Players who break the rules are held accountable by other players. The instigator rule has reduced accountability. Eliminating fighting would render it extinct. ... Hockey is a game played on the edge. Large men with tempers explode around an enclosed surface carrying carbon-fiber instruments. They are legally permitted -- in fact, encouraged -- to collide with each other at high speeds. We all want this physicality, adrenaline and contact. We all treasure it."
Mark Giordano is out for up to eight weeks | 10/29/2013 12:59 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have revealed that Mark Giordano has a broken ankle.
ImpactGiordano, who hasn't played since Oct. 21, will miss another six-to-eight weeks. This is a devastating blow to the Flames team that got off to a surprisingly decent start. Giordano was one of the big reasons for their early success with nine points in eight games while averaging 25:03 minutes per contest.
Mark Giordano in a walking boot Sunday | 10/28/2013 7:20 AM
NewsMark Giordano was seen in a walking boot Sunday.
ImpactGiordano was placed on injured reserve Saturday after suffering the injury a week ago. He was off to a great start with nine points in his first eight games but he may be out for a while with this injury. Keep him reserved.
Flames place Mark Giordano on injured reserve | 10/26/2013 6:14 PM
NewsCalgary placed captain Mark Giordano on injured reserve Saturday.
ImpactHe's retroactive to October 21st. Giordano has nine points in eight games this season and he'll miss a third straight game Saturday due to a lower-body injury.
Mark Giordano isn't expected to play Thursday | 10/24/2013 2:28 PM
NewsMark Giordano (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday night.
Roger Millions on Twitter
ImpactHe visited with a doctor in the morning and he was reportedly walking around without difficulty. Thursday's contest will be the second game he has sat with the ailment.
Mark Giordano (lower body) is day-to-day | 10/23/2013 3:02 PM
NewsMark Giordano (lower body) will probably be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactGiordano missed Tuesday's game due to the ailment. He the Flames captain and one of their key contributors on the ice.
Flames lose M. Giordano to lower-body injury | 10/23/2013 9:01 AM
NewsMark Giordano missed Tuesday's contest because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactThe severity of Giordano's problem isn't known yet. In addition to being the Flames captain, Giordano is arguably their most valuable player. He has nine points in eight games while averaging 25:03 minutes per contest.
Mark Giordano picks up two assists Monday | 10/22/2013 9:22 AM
NewsMark Giordano registered two assists in Calgary's 3-2 win Monday night.
ImpactGiordano has two goals and nine points in eight games this season. The Calgary Flames weren't expected to do much this season, but they've gotten off to a 4-2-2 start and Giordano's a big reason for that. In addition to his offensive contributions, he's been a workhorse, averaging 25:03 minutes per game.
Could Mark Giordano end up on Team Canada? | 10/16/2013 9:12 AM
NewsMark Giordano's might be able to earn a spot on Team Canada if he continues his superb play.
ImpactGiordano has four goals and six points in five games this season. He's also averaging 24:06 minutes per contest to help lead a Calgary team that's been surprisingly good so far. He's still a long shot to make the squad after failing to get an invite to the team's orientation camp, but we wouldn't dismiss the possibility entirely.
Flames' confidence growing with strong start | 10/12/2013 9:11 AM
NewsThe Flames were expected to be the doormat of the NHL, but instead they've earned at least in a point in each of the five games they've played.
ImpactFriday's game, a 3-2 win against the Devils, was the latest example. "You know what it is? It's great for our confidence," said Flames captain Mark Giordano. "If we started off on a bad note, then you let those thoughts creep into your head, what everyone else is saying. For us, it's great for our confidence. It's a great start."
Mark Giordano has four points in three games | 10/08/2013 8:35 AM
NewsMark Giordano has a goal and four points in three games.
ImpactGiordano obviously can't maintain anything close to that point-per-game pace, but the stage is set for him to have a good campaign after being limited to just 15 points last season. He's a capable offensive defenseman and one of the few Flames' players that has any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mark Giordano gets two assists Thursday | 10/04/2013 9:45 AM
NewsMark Giordano had two assists in Calgary's 5-4 shootout defeat on Thursday.
ImpactGiordano also logged a team-high 26:54 minutes. He's in line to have a solid season, although his plus/minus rating will suffer playing with Calgary. It's already minus-one despite his strong showing.
Calgary picks Mark Giordano as team captain | 09/20/2013 11:14 AM
NewsMark Giordano has been selected as the Calgary Flames' captain.
ImpactGiordano is replacing the Flames' longtime leader, Jarome Iginla. Iginla's tenure ended when Calgary traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2013 campaign. Mark Giordano is a logical successor and even one of his main competitors for the job, Michael Cammalleri, said that he would pick Giordano to serve as the team's captain. Curtis Glencross and Cammalleri have been selected to serve as the team's assistant captains.
Cammalleri supports Giordano's captaincy bid | 09/12/2013 10:11 AM
NewsMark Giordano is a strong contender for the Calgary Flames' captaincy.
ImpactMichael Cammalleri, who is also believed to be in the running for the job, threw his support behind Giordano. "I definitely wouldn't turn something like that down," Cammalleri said. "Having said that, my vote is . . . I think Mark Giordano would be a great captain of this group. I'll be up front and honest about that. He's been here a long time. He's a guy that I have a tremendous amount of respect for and being an assistant captain to him would be an honor, also." The new captain will be replacing Jarome Iginla, who wore the 'C' from 2003 until he was traded during the 2013 campaign.
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||3 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||1|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at LA||last:Oct 21||1|
|Points||2||4 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at SJ||Oct 19||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||1|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:at LA||last:Oct 21||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||9 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Phx||Dec 4||2|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:at CBJ||last:Oct 4||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||81||2009-10 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||5||3 times-last: 2011-12 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2012-13 (Cgy)|
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