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NHL Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano signs long-term extension

The Flames signed their captain and top defenseman to a six-year contract extension reportedly worth $40.5 million.

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Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has signed a six-year contract extension, the NHL franchise announced on Tuesday.

The Flames did not disclose terms of Giordano's new deal, but the defenseman is reportedly set to earn $40.5million at an annual average of $6.75m.

Giordano, who is entering the final season of a five-year deal, posted a career-high 48 points in 61 games last season before suffering a torn biceps tendon in February as the Flames reached the play-offs for the first time since 2009.

The 31-year-old has spent his entire NHL career in Calgary after joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2004.

Giordano has tallied 66 goals and 179 assists in 510 regular-season games.

Last season, he was named for the NHL All-Star Game and led all defensemen in scoring with 11 goals and 37 assists.

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