Longtime NHL defenceman reportedly considering retirement this summer

Published June 4, 2023 at 3:50 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

After parts of 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Calgary Flames, Seattle Kraken and Toronto Maple Leafs, defenceman Mark Giordano may be considering retirement this summer.

According to Nick Kypreos, he says that it wouldn't be a shock if Giordano announces his retirement during the off-season, despite the fact he has one-year remaining on his contract with an AAV of $800,000.

Giordano, 39, went undrafted and was signed by the Calgary Flames as a free agent in 2004. He made his debut during the 2005-06 season, appearing in seven games that year before becoming a full-time NHLer the following campaign.

In 1,102 career regular season games, the Toronto native has 568 points (155 goals, 413 assists) and 869 penalty minutes. Giordano also has put up 11 points in 41 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While with the Flames in 2018-19, Giordano was named the Norris Trophy winner after tallying 74 points in 78 games.


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