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Mark Giordano earns 300th career assist

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has had a remarkable career, particularly when you consider that he was not drafted into either junior or the National Hockey League. He hit a pretty significant milestone during Monday night’s game in Chicago, earning his 300th career NHL assist.

The assist came on a breakaway goal by Johnny Gaudreau in the third period, created off a very smart bank pass off the center boards by Giordano. The goal gave the Flames a 3-2 lead.

Giordano’s 300th assist was his 418th career point and came in his 797th career game. The 35-year-old has been captain of the Flames since the 2013-14 season.

    • Albertabeef

      There’s a problem with wine and cheddar. Cheddar gets hard and crusty in one corner and molds on the other. Wine turns to vinegar. I have seen Gio be pretty lazy at times skating back defensively(on a odd man rushes). Makes me want to check for mold and vinegar when he does that.

  • Mickey O'Reaves

    It has been a privilege to watch Mark Giordano play over the years. Most of the hockey egg-heads out East don’t get to watch this guy play every night, and talk about a road less travelled to the NHL.

    Gio is a great leader, smart, intense, logs huge minutes, and can play defence with the best of them. I sure hope he keeps it up and wins the Norris Trophy this year. He’d be a well deserving winner.