Mark Giordano to serve as first captain in Kraken franchise history
Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano. James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Giordano to serve as first captain in Kraken franchise history

Former Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano will now wear the "C" for the Seattle Kraken, The Athletic's Ryan S. Clark reported Monday morning.

Giordano, 38, spent his entire 15-year NHL career playing for Calgary before he was exposed in last summer's expansion draft. The veteran blueliner has registered 509 points (143 goals, 366 assists) and plus-101 through 949 games played at the professional level. He won the Norris Trophy in 2019 and the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2020. He has yet to make a Stanley Cup Final appearance. The Flames themselves won their only championship in 1989.

Calgary has not yet named a captain to replace Giordano. 

The Flames and Kraken will play each other four times over the upcoming season, twice in December and twice in April. Their first matchup will be on December 23 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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