"This is the first time in my career that I've ever been drafted, so thank you to the Kraken and I'm excited to be here!"
Welcome to Seattle, Mark Giordano! #SeattleDraft | #SeaKraken pic.twitter.com/WaDVwgp1lW
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 22, 2021
Wednesday's transaction brings an to the 37-year-old's time in Calgary, where he has spent has spent all 15 years of his NHL career. Giordano leaves Calgary second to only Jarome Iginla in games played for the franchise (949 to 1219).
The veteran defenceman had 26 points in 56 games with the Flames last season and is just three seasons removed from a 69-point, Norris Trophy-winning campaign.
Giordano has one year with a $6.75-million cap hit remaining on a six-year, $40.5-million contract signed in 2015.