Flames name Giordano team captain
Friday, 09.20.2013 / 11:08 AM
By NHL.com Staff
The Calgary Flames on Friday named defenseman Mark Giordano as the 19th team captain in franchise history.
The 29-year-old defenseman has played all seven of his NHL seasons with the Flames. He had four goals and 11 assists in 47 games last season. He also was second on the team with 93 blocked shots after leading the team the previous three seasons.
Giordano also is in the third season of a five-year contract.
"Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization," said coach Bob Hartley. "He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with these three men leading and setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise."
Signed by the Flames as an undrafted free agent in July 2004, Giordano has 41 goals, 150 points and a plus-13 rating in 385 games. His best season was 2009-10, when he had a career-best 11 goals, 30 points and a plus-17 rating in 82 games.
Giordano replaces Jarome Iginla, whose decade-long tenure as captain ended at the trade deadline last season when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Curtis Glencross and Mike Cammalleri will return as alternate captains.