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5 Mark Giordano D
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 10/3/1983 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Team: Calgary Flames | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/96 | Average Draft Position: 82.24
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12/12/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Still On Fire

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Still On Fire

News: Mark Giordano scored his eighth goal of the season in a 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.
Analysis: Incredibly enough, Mark Giordano has scored in all but six games this season and is eighth in scoring overall at 30 points. He has six more points than any other defender and has looked otherworldly this year.

12/5/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Slowing, But Producing

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Slowing, But Producing

News: Mark Giordano gathered an assist and attempted five shots on goal in Thursday's win over the Avalanche.
Analysis: Mark Giordano hasn't provided a multi-point game since early November, but he's still been steadily producing to maintain his league lead in defensemen scoring. He's notched a point in all but two of his last 11 games, boosting his total to six goals and 21 assists on the season.

11/15/2014

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Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano (Eye) Returns Wearing Visor

News: Mark Giordano (eye) returned to action to start the second period of Saturday's game sporting stitches to close a cut near the corner of his eye. He was wearing a visor.
Analysis: The eye was already starting to swell and bruise, and those trademark bushy brows appeared to be manicured differently to accommodate the treatment. But he was smiling and ready to go. #relief

11/15/2014

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Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Leaves Game After Stick In Face

News: Mark Giordano rushed to the Flames' dressing room in the first period of Saturday's game after he was hit near the eye with a stick. He does not wear a visor.
Analysis: Chris Neal took a shot and his stick went right up Mark Giordano's stick on the follow through, striking him in the face. Giordano hit the ice and then raced off toward the dressing room. Fingers crossed this is just a cut near his eye and doesn't involve the eye itself. More as the game progresses.

11/14/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Reaches 20 Points

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Reaches 20 Points

News: Mark Giordano found the net on one of his six shots on goal for his sixth marker of the season in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: That's 20 points in 18 games for Mark Giordano, who is looking like the leading contender for the Norris Trophy as the season's quarter pole approaches. The goal was Giordano's first game-winner of the season and extended his point streak to eight games.

11/8/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Nets Three More Points

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Nets Three More Points

News: Mark Giordano added three more points -- a short-handed goal and two assists -- to his ledger in Saturday's 6-4 win over Florida.
Analysis: This guy is an absolute animal. Through 16 games, Mark Giordano has 18 points and a plus-8 rating -- as a defenseman. He leads all rearguards in points and currently sits one point behind Sidney Crosby and Jakub Voracek for the league lead. He's also provided some nice feistiness in the form of 17 PIM. The young Flames are scoring a ton with Giordano anchoring their back end, so it goes without saying that he should be active on your roster at all times.

11/6/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames Lose, But Giordano Keeps Rolling

Mark Giordano

Flames Lose, But Giordano Keeps Rolling

News: Mark Giordano assisted on both Calgary goals in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: One of those helpers came on the power play, where Mark Giordano's now collected four points on the year. With a five-game point streak going and a point-per-game pace through the season's first 15 tilts, he's been one of the best defenders in fantasy. Keep reaping the rewards.

11/5/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Extends Point Streak To Four

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Extends Point Streak To Four

News: Mark Giordano added a goal and an assist in Tuesday's overtime win against the Capitals.
Analysis: Mark Giordano made it four consecutive games with a point when he backhanded in the team's second goal, then assisted on the game winner in overtime. He's now recorded multiple points in two games in a row, and leads the team in points with 13. He continues to be a top defensive play at this point.

11/2/2014

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Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Nets Goal And Assist

News: Mark Giordano picked up a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Mark Giordano is more or less keeping up with the pace of his break out season from a year ago, in which he posted 14 goals and 47 points. Particularly with the team off to its surprisingly good start, Giordano represents a top fantasy option on the blue line.

10/24/2014

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Mark Giordano

Calgary's Giordano Tallies Assist

News: Mark Giordano notched an assist in a 5-0 win over Carolina on Thursday.
Analysis: Mark Giordano's pace has slowed a little since a hot start to the season, but seven points in nine games for a defenseman is still stellar. There's no reason not to be starting Giordano at this point.

10/14/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Four-Game Streak For Flames' Giordano

Mark Giordano

Four-Game Streak For Flames' Giordano

News: Mark Giordano picked up a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Predators to push his season-opening point streak to four games.
Analysis: Coming off a surprising breakout last year in which he set career highs with 14 goals and 47 points, Mark Giordano's doing a great job early on showing it was no fluke. He picked up his first power-play goal of the season Tuesday and looks to be set up to collect plenty of points as Calgary's top offensive defenseman.

10/9/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Tallies Assist In Loss

News: Mark Giordano recorded an assist on Jiri Hudler's goal in Wednesday's opening night loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: He also fired two shots on net and skated to a team-high 25:39 of ice time (4:40 on the power play, also a team high) while recording a plus-1 rating. Regarded as one of the higher-end fantasy options on the blue line this season after last year's 47 points in 64 games, Mark Giordano should find the scoresheet more often than not -- as long as the offense in front of him produces.

4/15/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Concealed A Hand Injury

News: Mark Giordano revealed that he played through a hand injury over the final few games of the season, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: The injury prompted Mark Giordano to decline an invitation to play for Canada in the IHHF World Championships in Belarus next month, with doctors recommending that he take time to rest up. He's not expected to be limited once training camp kicks off in September. Despite missing 18 games due to injury this season, Giordano submitted a campaign worthy of Norris Trophy consideration. He totaled 14 goals, 33 points and a plus-12 rating over his 64 games.

4/7/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Scores Winner

News: Mark Giordano's power-play goal Monday against the Devils was the only goal in the game for either team. He also saw 28:21 of ice time.
Analysis: Perhaps buried in Calgary's disappointing year is the impressive season for Mark Giordano. He's scored 14 goals and 46 points in 61 games, and even though he plays a ton of minutes for a bad team, he's a plus-12.

3/29/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Scores Goal In Friday Win

News: Mark Giordano scored his 13th goal of the season as the Flames beat the Rangers 4-3 on Friday.
Analysis: Mark Giordano broke a two-game scoring drought and gave the Flames an early 2-0 lead in the first period. He now has four goals and 12 assists here in the month of March and has 44 points of 56 games this season.

3/23/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Calgary's Giordano Tallies, Finishes Plus-5

Mark Giordano

Calgary's Giordano Tallies, Finishes Plus-5

News: Mark Giordano logged a goal, an assist, and a plus-5 rating Saturday as Calgary bludgeoned Edmonton, 8-1.
Analysis: His season line of 12-31-43 places him 10th in the NHL among rearguards. Having such a player in the lineup is almost like starting another forward.

3/22/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Picks Up Two More Helpers

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Picks Up Two More Helpers

News: Mark Giordano assisted on two goals in the Flames' 6-5 loss to the Predators on Friday.
Analysis: The 30-year-old has come out of the Olympics like a man possessed, as he's contributed two goals and 11 assists in the Flames' last 11 games. It wouldn't be surprising if he notched another point Saturday against a leaky Oilers defense.

3/16/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Giordano Posts Another Helper In Flames' Road Loss

Mark Giordano

Giordano Posts Another Helper In Flames' Road Loss

News: Mark Giordano bagged a power-play assist on Saturday's 3-2 loss at Phoenix. He fired nine shots on goal in the contest.
Analysis: You don't go hunting for fantasy offense in Calgary, but the fact that he's a blueliner makes Mark Giordano (11-28-39 in 50 games) worth a look in most position-dependent formats.

3/12/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Adds Goal, Assist In Win

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Adds Goal, Assist In Win

News: Mark Giordano posted a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Ducks.
Analysis: The blueliner continued his recent hot streak, and now has nine points in his last seven games. With 11 goals and 26 assists in 48 games on the season, Mark Giordano has been one of the most productive fantasy defensemen since returning from an early-season injury.

3/8/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY

Mark Giordano

Calgary's Bieksa Collects Another Scar

News: Mark Giordano suffered a gash during a first-period fight with Vancouver's Kevin Bieksa on Saturday night. He received medical attention in the locker room, then returned to action, firing seven shots on goal in 24 shifts on the night.
Analysis: Fear thee not; he should be back in the lineup when the Flames travel to Los Angeles to face the Kings on Monday.

3/5/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Adds Two Assists Wednesday

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Adds Two Assists Wednesday

News: Mark Giordano recorded two assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Senators.
Analysis: The blueliner picked up another two points Wednesday, as he continues to have a stellar year after returning from an injury early in the season. He now has 10 goals and 22 assists in 44 games, and has racked up four points in his last three contests.

3/4/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Gets 10th Goal

News: Mark Giordano collected his 10th goal in a 3-2 losing effort against Minnesota on Monday.
Analysis: Mark Giordano has been stellar this season, with 10 goals and 20 assists in 43 games. He's been a premier fantasy defenseman and shows no sign of slowing.

2/2/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Giordano's Helpers Carry Flames Past Wild

Mark Giordano

Giordano's Helpers Carry Flames Past Wild

News: Mark Giordano posted two assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: This extends his points string to nine games. Nobody goes hunting for fantasy offense in Calgary, but in reasonably deep leagues with positional requirements, Mark Giordano's status as a blueliner makes him worthwhile.

1/31/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano's Points Streak At Eight

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano's Points Streak At Eight

News: Mark Giordano's goal in Thursday's 4-1 win against San Jose extended his points streak to eight games.
Analysis: Eight games is a stellar streak for a forward, let alone a defenseman. Mark Giordano has really recaptured his offensive spark this season, as he has 26 points in just 36 games.

1/25/2014

Mark Giordano, D, CGY Flames' Giordano Has Six-Game Point Streak

Mark Giordano

Flames' Giordano Has Six-Game Point Streak

News: Mark Giordano scored his eighth goal of the season during the Flames' 5-4 shootout win over the Predators on Friday.
Analysis: Mark Giordano now has points in six-straight games with three goals and three assists during that span. He now has eight goals and 16 assists on the season.