The complete return for Giordano is finally revealed

Published March 20, 2022 at 5:40 PM

We told you a few minutes ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired veteran defenseman Mark Giordano from the Seattle Kraken.

We were waiting for the full transaction because due to a few technicalities, the Leafs had to wait to meet the NHL salary cap (they had a few moves to make to be in compliance).

Now that everything is settled at that level, see the full trade:

To Seattle: Second round pick, second round pick (another one) and a third round pick

To Toronto: Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell

On top of that, the Kraken is holding back 50% of Giordano's salary. So Seattle fails where Montreal succeeded. They will finally not have been able to receive a first round pick for their defenseman, which is what they were asking for.

Giordano, 38, had 23 points in 55 games this season with the Seattle Kraken, the team he captained. He also had 26 points in 56 games last season with the Calgary Flames before being selected in the expansion draft.

He is now headed to Toronto. The veteran will add an important dose of leadership to the young Leafs.

After the Ben Chiarot and Hampus Lindholm trades, Giordano was pretty much the best defenseman available on the trade market (along with Jeff Petry).

The Kraken captain was actually left out on Friday night, just in case, to avoid an injury.

March 20   |   267 answers
The complete return for Giordano is finally revealed

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