Mark Giordano goes home; traded to the Maple Leafs from Kraken with Colin Blackwell
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired veteran defenseman Mark Giordano from the Seattle Kraken, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.
According to several reports the final package is as follows:
To Toronto: Mark Giordano (50% retained) and Colin Blackwell
To Seattle: two 2nd-round picks and a 3rd-round pick
Giordano, 38, has recorded 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 55 games this season as team captain for Seattle, which acquired the Toronto native in the expansion draft from the Calgary Flames, where he had spent 15 seasons.
He has accumulated 532 points (149 goals, 383 assists) in 1,004 games with the Flames and Kraken. He won the 2018-19 Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and took home the 2019-20 Mark Messier Leadership Award.
“We want to thank Mark for his time with the Kraken,” said General Manager Ron Francis in a statement. “As the organization’s first captain, he made an immediate and lasting impact both on and off the ice.
“We appreciate the energy, passion and hard work that Colin brought to the rink every day and we wish him and Mark the best in Toronto.”
Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Mark Giordano, other moves
Also Sunday, the Maple Leafs made moves in goal, waiving veteran Petr Mrazek and signing Finnish Olympic gold medalist Harri Sateri for the rest of the season.
Sateri, 32, has played the past three seasons for Novosibirsk Sibir of the Kontinental Hockey League and was in goal for Finland when it won the Olympic gold medal last month. He turned aside 127 of 132 shots in winning five games for Finland.
Sateri previously played with the Florida Panthers, posting a 4-4-0 record with a 2.92 goals-against average in nine games during the 2017-18 season. He spent the following campaign with Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League before moving to Russia.
Mrazek, 30, has spent 10 seasons in the NHL, five-plus with Detroit and three with Carolina also with a stop in Philadelphia and this season in Toronto. He owns a 138-102-31 record with 24 shutouts, a 2.64 GAA and .909 save percentage.
This season, Mrazek has played in 17 games (15 starts) for the Maple Leafs with a 10-6-0 record with a 3.48 GAA and .884 save percentage. He has allowed at least four goals in each of his four appearances this month.
The Maple Leafs also sent defenseman Travis Dermott to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2022 3rd-rd pick.
Dermott, 25, has 5 points in 43 games this season for the Leafs. He has one more year on a deal that pays $1.5 million before becoming an RFA.
–Field Level Media contributed to this report.