Skating: Giordano is a smooth and powerful skater. He uses this pace well to smother puck-carriers, recover quickly from the odd mistake and support the attack. He’s also patient on the breakout, waiting for his opportunity to claim space and safely drive the action toward the offensive zone.
Defense: With a sturdy 6’1”, 200-pound build, good wheels and a disruptive stick, he has the tools to thrive on the defensive end. He’s very effective at deflecting shots or throwing his body in front of them at the last second. He’s a fearless and competitive defender.
Offensive Instincts: He isn’t a pure puck-moving blueliner, but he still distributes it well via crisp, accurate passes. Moreover, he displays a keen sense of timing, constantly skating into the play at the right time to apply pressure on the opposition. He takes smart shots as well.
Overaggressive: Giordano can get carried away offensively, skating full tilt down the ice or lingering for an extra beat at the blue line instead of retreating to stay on the right side of the puck. Without a stay-at-home partner, his decision-making can look suspect.
Tunnel Vision: In one-on-one scenarios, he’s an excellent defender. He uses his stick and strength well to thwart opponents at the point of attack. But when he can’t lock on to a single target, he struggles to keep up with the play or make the right reads.