On Sunday, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Giordano signed a two-year extension to remain in Toronto, an extension that was immediately characterized as being highly team-friendly in nature. It seems that the team-friendly nature of the extension was by design and by the request of Giordano himself. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the original deal between Giordano and Toronto was “around” $1M AAV, but Giordano preferred to sign at around $200K lower than that offer in order to allow the Maple Leafs “go out and do something else to help [them] win.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed an extremely team-friendly extension with defenseman Mark Giordano, paying him $800,000 per season for two years. Toronto acquired Giordano, the 2019 Norris Trophy winner, at the 2022 Trade Deadline from the Seattle Kraken. The first captain in Kraken history had new life breathed into his game upon joining Toronto. While he saw more limited ice time, the ageing defenseman showed that he could get back to his elite game given less pressure and minutes. Averaging under 20 minutes per game in Toronto for the first time since 2009, Giordano had a very respectable 12 points in 20 regular-season games. He added on two assists in seven playoff games.
Mark Giordano could have made more money by signing with another club. But having grossed well over $60 million in salary over the course of his NHL career, the Toronto-native opted to stay home by signing a two-year contract worth $1.6 million on Sunday with the Toronto Maple Leafs. And...
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Mark Giordano to a two-year contract extension. The average annual value of the contract is $800,000. Giordano, 38, recorded 35 points (8G, 27A) in 75 games during the 2021-22 season split between Toronto and the Seattle Kraken...
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs signed veteran defenseman Mark Giordano to a two-year contract extension Sunday. The average annual value of the contract is $800,000. Giordano, 38, had eight goals and 27 assists in 75 games last season split between Toronto and the Seattle Kraken. He added two assists in seven playoff games with the Maple Leafs.
Mark Giordano on the decision to stay with the Maple Leafs: “We kept coming back to how great of an opportunity it is and how much we love this city”
After signing a two-year, $800k AAV contract extension to stay in Toronto, veteran defenseman Mark Giordano discussed his motivations behind taking a hometown discount to remain a Maple Leaf. At this point in your career, how much did you prioritize being at home rather than seeing what you could get...
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Sunday that they’ve extended defenseman Mark Giordano for two years. His new contract comes with an AAV of $800,000 against the cap. Giordano, 38, is an Ontario native who scored 35 points in 75 games last season with the Seattle Kraken and the Leafs. During the Leafs 7 game elimination at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning he added two assists.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed Mark Giordano. The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off their offseason today with a splashy free agent signing, announcing that they will be bringing their prized trade deadline acquisition back for two more years. The deal, which I learned about from Chris Johnson, is at...
Giordano signed a two-year, $1.6 million deal with Toronto on Sunday. After spending 15 years with the Flames, Giordano suited up for Seattle and Toronto this season, totaling eight goals and 35 points while averaging 20:53 of ice time through 75 games. He took a bit of a hometown discount to stay in Toronto as he prepares to enter his age-39 season. Giordano will likely quarterback the team's second power-play unit again next year while skating in a bottom-four role.
When Mark Giordano was acquired by the Maple Leafs two days before the trade deadline, many thought he’d just be a rental and would be gone once the season ends. Everyone who believed that at the time, including myself, were very, very wrong. “To be able to be a...