Giordano failed to register a point and spent 8:53 of his 25:33 of ice time shorthanded during Friday's 6-0 loss to Ottawa. While the veteran defenseman has still moved the fantasy needle with 17 shots and 19 blocked shots, he needs to find himself in more offensive situations to be the reliable asset he's been in the past. With T.J. Brodie and Dougie Hamilton in the picture, it's likely that Giordano's offensive decline last season continues in 2017-18. Still, he should be viewed as a serviceable asset in most settings because of his peripheral contributions and cross-category profile.
Giordano recorded 12 goals and 39 points in 81 games this season, which was his lowest point total in a full campaign since 2009-10. He also fired 151 shots on goal -- 61 less than last year. On the bright side, the captain skated to a career-high plus-22. That's hardly a consolation for owners accustomed to Giordano's 47-plus points in each of the previous three campaigns, but at least his hits (78) and blocked shots (184) were in the same ballpark of 2015-16's totals of 65 and 193.
Giordano collected two assists in 24:57 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Ducks. That was the most ice time Giordano has logged since a game against Montreal in early March. The workhorse has had a down year offensively, but is sporting what would be a career-high plus-21 rating, in addition to aiding fantasy goers with 54 PIM. The 33-year-old's offense may be on the decline, but he still logs significant minutes, plays on the power play and delivers fairly consistent production, making him valuable in most leagues.
Giordano registered a goal, two assists, two shots on net, a minor penalty, four blocked shots and a plus-3 rating Friday night against Dallas. It was a monster cross-category showing for Giordano. The veteran defenseman has seen his offensive numbers drop this year, but he's still provided solid fantasy value with 11 goals, 33 points, 130 shots, 52 PIM, 163 blocked shots and a plus-21 rating. It's worth noting that Giordano is beginning to shoulder less of an offensive role with Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie in their prime years, so the elder statesman's stock is in decline heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
Giordano opened the scoring with his 10th goal Thursday against the Canadiens. Giordano took advantage of Montreal giving red-hot goalie Carey Price the night off, beating backup Al Montoya to reach double-digit goals for the fourth consecutive season. His plus-1 performance also improved Giordano's rating to a career-best plus-18.
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