Calgary Flames season preview: Depth on defense fuels expectation
OCT 1, 10:44a ET | Bill Bernardi
Rotowire: Aug 25 / 9:39a ET
News: Giordano (biceps) signed a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension with the Flames on Tuesday, NHL.com reports.
Impact: Giordano, an All-Star last season, led all defensemen in scoring (11 goals, 37 assists) through 61 games before a biceps injury ended his 2014-15 campaign in late February. The 31-year-old is expected to be at full strength when the start of the upcoming season rolls around, and he projects as one of the top fantasy defensemen in most formats.
StatsLLC: Aug 25 / 12:00a ET
News: The Calgary Flames have signed Giordano to a six-year contract. The Flames captain, an All-Star last season, had 11 goals and 37 assists in 61 games last season before sustaining a season ending injury on Feb. 25.
Impact: Before his injury, Giordano led an improved Flames defense that helped the team make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Giordano has 66 goals and 179 assists in 510 games, all with Calgary.