Mark Giordano
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Mark Giordano

Hometown:

Toronto Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1983-03-10

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2004

Weight:

203 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

In two seasons with Owen Sound of the OHL, Mark Giordano had 97 points (32G, 65A) in 133 games. In his rookie season he was named to both the OHL and CHL Rookie Team.  After signing with the Calgary Flames on July 6th/2004, Giordano was assigned to play the lock-out season for the AHL’s Lowell Lock Monsters, where he tallied 16 points in 66 games. His sophomore season in the AHL was relocated to Omaha where in 73 games he had a team leading 58 points (16G, 42A). He also made his debut with Calgary, cracking the lineup seven times and adding one assist.

2006-07: The Toronto born defenseman played 48 games with the Flames, tallying 15 points (7G, 8A). He was a steady  defenseman for the NHL’s 13th best team, but some new defensive acquisitions saw his playing time diminish.

2007-08: After failing to come to terms with the Flames on a new contract in the off-season, Giordano signed with the Russian club Dynamo Moscow where in 50 games he has chipped in 13 points (4G, 9A).

 

Talent Analysis

The 24-year-old defenseman is by no means the Flames biggest defenseman (6’, 203 lbs) but still plays very physical. A year playing in Russia should improve his skating ability and sharpen his passing and puck control skills. These are two areas which scouts say he was already formidable at.

 

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