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Giordano dedicates 500th career point to his son on his birthday

Flames captain said he would hit milestone on special day, then goes out and does it

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Giordano on 500th NHL point

TOR@CGY: Giordano on hitting the 500-point milestone

Mark Giordano says he told his son he would score his 500th career point for his birthday, which he did in the 1st against the Maple Leafs

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Mark Giordano made a promise and he kept it.

The Calgary Flames defenseman celebrated his son Jack's birthday on Sunday. While sitting at 499 points in his 15-season NHL career, the team captain told his son he'd get No. 500 against the Toronto Maple Leafs just for him.

When Giordano assisted on Joakim Nordstrom's first period goal, the prophecy came true.

"It feels good," Giordano said in an interview during the first intermission of the game. "I got my little guy Jack at home. It's his birthday today so I told him I'd get it for him. ... So that one's for you buddy."

For Jack Giordano, who celebrated his eighth birthday Sunday, that's a tough gift to top.

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