Mark Giordano D CGY 10 Days

Giordano collected two assists in Saturday's win over the Sharks.

Giordano now has 39 points (11 goals) in 45 games, to go with a plus-20 rating. He has recorded at least one point in 31 games this season, making him the consistent fantasy defenseman thus far in 2014-15. Considering he is tied with Kevin Shattenkirk for the NHL-lead in defensemen scoring, Giordano is an automatic roll every game.

Mark Giordano D CGY 18 Days

Giordano gathered a power-play assist and two PIM in Friday's loss to the Panthers.

Though the point allowed Giordano to tie the Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk for the NHL scoring lead among defensemen, the Flames blueliner has found himself in the middle of a relative cold spell. Friday's helper snapped a four-game scoring drought for Giordano, his longest spell of the season. The 31-year-old has provided too much production at this point to justify benching him and still remains on track for a career year, but it's probably safer to bet on more established rearguard stars like the Preds' Shea Weber or Habs' P.K. Subban to deliver greater returns over the second half of the season.

Mark Giordano D CGY 1 Month

Giordano scored his tenth goal of the season -- a game-winner in overtime -- as the Flames beat the Kings 4-3 on Monday.

Giordano's lamp-lighter completed a fabulous comeback for the Flames after Johnny Gaudreau scored a natural hat trick to send the game to overtime. The stud defenseman now has 34 points, a plus-15 rating, 25 PIM and 86 SOG in 36 games this season, and has been the most valuable fantasy rearguard in the NHL this season, just ahead of the Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk, who has six less points than Giordano but has 18 power-play points to Giordano's nine.

Mark Giordano D CGY 1 Month

Giordano scored the lone Calgary goal in a 2-1 loss to Dallas on Friday.

Giordano has been one of the few constants remaining for Calgary during its seven-game losing streak. He has seven points in nine December games and continues to easily lead the NHL in defenseman scoring.

Mark Giordano D CGY 2 Months

Giordano scored his eighth goal of the season in a 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.

Incredibly enough, Giordano has scored in all but six games this season and is eighth in scoring overall at 30 points. He has six more points than any other defender and has looked otherworldly this year.

Mark Giordano D CGY 2 Months

Giordano gathered an assist and attempted five shots on goal in Thursday's win over the Avalanche.

Giordano hasn't provided a multi-point game since early November, but he's still been a steadily producing to maintain his league lead in defensemen scoring. He's notched a point in all but two of his last 11 games, boosting his total to six goals and 21 assists on the season.

Mark Giordano D CGY 2 Months

Giordano (eye) returned to action to start the second period of Saturday's game sporting stitches to close a cut near the corner of his eye. He was wearing a visor.

The eye was already starting swell and bruise, and those trademark bushy brows appeared to be manicured differently to accommodate the treatment. But he was smiling and ready to go. #relief

Mark Giordano D CGY 2 Months

Giordano rushed to the Flames' dressing room in the first period of Saturday's game after he was hit near the eye with a stick. He does not wear a visor.

Chris Neal took a shot and his stick went right up Giordano's stick on the follow through, striking him in the face. Giordano hit the ice and then raced off toward the dressing room. Fingers crossed this is just a cut near his eye and doesn't involve the eye itself. More as the game progresses.

Mark Giordano D CGY 2 Months

Giordano found the net on one of his six shots on goal for his sixth marker of the season in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.

That's 20 points in 18 games for Giordano, who is looking like the leading contender for the Norris Trophy as the season's quarter pole approaches. The goal was Giordano's first game-winner of the season and extended his point streak to eight games.

Mark Giordano D CGY 3 Months

Giordano added three more points -- a short-handed goal and two assists -- to his ledger in Saturday's 6-4 win over Florida.

This guy is an absolute animal. Through 16 games, Giordano has 18 points and a plus-8 rating -- as a defenseman. He leads all rearguards in points and currently sits one point behind Sidney Crosby and Jakub Voracek for the league lead. He's also provided some nice feistiness in the form of 17 PIM. The young Flames are scoring a ton with Giordano anchoring their back end, so it goes without saying that he should be active on your roster at all times.