Giordano should score 'A' with Flames

Mark Giordano pauses at Calgary Flames' practice.

Mark Giordano pauses at Calgary Flames' practice.

Steve MacFarlane, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:44 PM ET

More than just shut-down defence and penalty killing minutes are available with Robyn Regehr gone.

There’s a letter to be had.

Already highly regarded as a potential future captain of the Calgary Flames, there’s little doubt Mark Giordano should be sporting an ‘A’ on his chest this season.

“I haven’t thought about it too much. I think we have a ton of guys in the room who are leaders. Letters or no letters, we’re all given that responsibility,” Giordano said Sunday while talking about the departure of assistant captain Regehr. “There are different ways to lead. The most important way is through your play.”

Giordano’s play speaks for itself. He’s started to play on his long-term deal worth more than US$20 million over five years as a result. With Regehr no longer in the room or on the ice, there will be plenty of opportunity to prove he deserves it.

“I expect a lot out of myself. I want to be a player who plays in key situations. It’s my job to show coaching staff and management that I can do that.

“I’m looking forward to it and really excited about the season.”


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