Kraken take Giordano from Flames

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The Seattle Kraken selected defenseman and Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano in Wednesday's expansion draft, the team announced.

Giordano spent his first 15 seasons with the Flames. Calgary gave him the "C" in 2013-14.

The veteran blue-liner will be 38 years old in October.

Giordano won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top rearguard in 2018-19 after piling up 74 points over 78 games. His production has tailed off since then, but he averaged nearly 23 minutes of ice time this past season while collecting 26 points and playing all 56 contests.

The Toronto-born defenseman is under contract through the coming season at a cap hit of $6.75 million, according to CapFriendly.

Giordano ranks second all time on the Flames with 949 games played. He also sits fifth in team history in assists and eighth in points.

He won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award in 2020.

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