It’s officially official, Mark Giordano is with the Calgary Flames for the long-run. Tuesday afternoon the Flames announced that they had signed #TheCaptain for six more years. What does this mean for the Flames? Well the 31-year-old elite defenseman will be on hand to lead the team through 2022 with a contract that is set to begin in the 2016-2017 season.

Giordano lead NHL defenseman in points up until his injury on February 25 of last season, and unfortunately was never able to return to assist Calgary on its 11 game postseason run. With 48 points in only 61 games, Giordano finished fifth in scoring for the Flames and was even nominated for the Norris trophy at the 2015 NHL Awards.

After shoulder surgery to repair the bicep tendon he tore, he looks forward to the upcoming season, feeling confident as ever. He assured the fans and the NHL that he will be healthy going into 2015-2016 and this is huge news for the Flames.

“I’m looking forward to getting into an exhibition game,” Giordano said per the Calgary Sun. “Hopefully, I’ll get into a nice home game with the feeling of the crowd and all that.”

Giordano is a huge component to Calgary’s very promising group of defenseman including TJ BrodieDennis WidemanKris Russell, and recent addition Dougie Hamilton. After being the “Comeback Kids” last season, the team has an incredibly promising future ahead of them.

Young talent such as Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett are only a small part of the prospective success Calgary could have. 22-year-old Gaudreau heads into his sophomore season leaving an impressive rookie year in his past. Heading into the 2015-2016 season, Calgary’s roster looks better than ever.

 

 

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