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Maple Leafs sign defenseman Giordano to 2-year extension

May 22, 2022 GMT
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Giordano speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Giordano speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Giordano speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Giordano speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Giordano speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed veteran defenseman Mark Giordano to a two-year contract extension Sunday.

The average annual value of the contract is $800,000.

Giordano, 38, had eight goals and 27 assists in 75 games last season split between Toronto and the Seattle Kraken. He added two assists in seven playoff games with the Maple Leafs.

Giordano has 151 goals and 393 assists in 1,024 regular-season NHL games with Toronto, Seattle and Calgary. He’s also had nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 30 playoff games.

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