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Giordano will play 'a few more years,' agent says

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It appears Mark Giordano is trying to defy Father Time.

Giordano was the oldest player in the NHL last season, but he has no plans to hang up his skates anytime soon. He'll turn 41 on Oct. 3.

"Mark has made the decision that he's playing for a few more years," his agent, Rich Winter, told the Toronto Star's Kevin McGran. "He feels very confident. He's been talking to a lot of people who tell him: 'Don't quit until they make you.'"

Giordano will need to find an employer, though, as he's a pending unrestricted free agent.

He skated in 46 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2023-24 season, tallying nine points while averaging 16:37 per contest - his lowest since 2008-09. His underlying numbers were still solid, though.


But Giordano fell out of favor down the stretch and was a healthy scratch in all seven of the Maple Leafs' postseason contests.

The Toronto native, who's vaunted for his leadership, has recorded 577 points in 1,148 career games between the Calgary Flames, Seattle Kraken, and Maple Leafs. He won the Norris Trophy in 2018-19 as a 35-year-old, producing 17 goals, 57 assists, and a league-best plus-39 rating in 78 games with the Flames.

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