Mark Giordano officially announces his future

Is he making the right call here?

Michael W.

He's one of the National Hockey League's elder statesmen, and the prevailing thought was that the 2023-24 campaign was going to be his final year suiting up. However, it sounds as though he's not ready to hang up the skates quite yet despite being 40 years of age. 

According to Giordano's agent Rich Winter, his client plans on playing next season - and even beyond that, meaning he'd continue his status as the NHL's oldest player. 

“Mark has made the decision that he’s playing for a few more years,” Winter said. “He feels very confident. He’s been talking to a lot of people who tell him: Don’t quit until they make you."

"He clearly wants to play," he added.

Giordano was limited to 46 games last season, scoring three goals with six assists. In 1,146 games in the NHL spent with the Calgary Flames, Seattle Kraken and Maple Leafs, he's tallied 158 goals and 419 assists. 

If he's able to secure a contract for next season, it will be his 19th NHL campaign. 

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