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2017-18 Player Report Card: Mark Giordano

Captain Gio was pretty solid again this year

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Giordano: Defense

82 GP, 13 G, 25 A, 38 PTS, 63 PIM, +6.68 CFRel%

Our Individual Grades

MarkParkinson14: (A) The offence wasn’t there this season, but I don’t care. Giordano was a shut down defender in 2017-18 and that’s what he is paid to do. Gio had one of the best seasons defensively he’s had in a long time and he and Dougie Hamilton were a very solid top D pairing. His 38 points put him 7th on the team, 1 point off his total from last year and he upped his shot totals to 214 SOG, a career best. All in all, another solid season from the Captain.

MGMacGillivray: (A) The last couple years, I’ve been waiting for Giordano to start taking a step back as he gets older but he simply hasn’t. He and Dougie Hamilton have continued to look fantastic together and he continues to be a great top pairing dman. Of course his point totals will likely never rival the run & gun of the Hartley era, but under Gulutzan Gio’s defensive game took major steps forward and hopefully that can be continued under Bill Peters.

RenuSahota: (B) I’ve always expected more from Gio, but he’s a defenseman first. The Captain still contributes to the front end, lets see what him and Dougie do next season.

MilhouseFirehouse: (A) Oh Captain My Captain. There’s not much to say here that I’m sure hasn’t already been said. At the minimum, he’s effective in every scenario he’s placed in, and at the max he excels in them. Gio is a complete five tool defenseman and a consumate leader, and that is backed up by his litany of contributions off the ice, in the community and in the locker room. Carry on, Cap, carry on.

Our Final Grade: A-

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