Top Mark Streit News

  • Mark Streit: Headed for retirement

    Streit will end his 12-year NHL career, Swiss Hockey News reports.

    Streit reportedly didn't want to continue his career in the minor leagues, and will now officially retire from the NHL. His impressive career included 338 points in 786 games and a Stanley Cup victory with Pittsburgh last season. The 39-year-old will likely continue his hockey career in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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  • Canadiens' Mark Streit: Hits unconditional waivers

    Streit was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    It appears that Father Time has caught up with the 39-year-old blueliner, who was once one of the better fantasy defensemen in the league. Streit declined to report to the Habs' minor-league affiliate in Laval, which is why each party is looking to resolve the situation via contract termination. Should he clear waivers, Streit will be free to sign with any team he chooses.

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  • Mark Streit: Contract terminated

    Streit reached an agreement to terminate his contract with Montreal on Monday.

    The Swiss blueliner suited up in two games for the Habs this season before being waived. Streit, however, didn't report to AHL Laval, instead preferring to ply his trade elsewhere. It's unclear whether another organization has any interest in bringing in the 39-year-old, though if Streit's unable to find an NHL home, he could decide to represent Switzerland in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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  • Canadiens' Mark Streit: Won't report to AHL affiliate

    Streit won't report to Montreal's AHL affiliate and will instead take the next few days to evaluate his options, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Streit is 39 years old and has enjoyed a long NHL career spanning 12 years and four different clubs, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him hang up his skates after going unclaimed on the waiver wire. The Swiss blueliner should announce his decision in the coming days.

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  • Canadiens' Mark Streit: Placed on waivers

    Streit was waived by the Canadiens on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    With David Schlemko (hand) off injured reserve, the Canadiens had to get back under the 23-man roster limit and Streit was the player deemed expendable by the club. In his two outings for the club, the 39-year-old averaged a mere 14:13 of ice time, so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise he finds himself on the waiver wire. If he goes unclaimed, the blueliner will likely be assigned to AHL Laval.

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  • Canadiens' Mark Streit: Scratched on Sunday

    Streit will be on the bench Sunday, when the Habs play the Rangers in New York, Luc Gelinas of RDS reports.

    It's reasonable to expect the 39-year-old to watch from the press box every now and then in his reunion tour with the Habs, the team that selected him in the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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  • Canadiens' Mark Streit: Heading north

    Streit secured a one-year contract with Montreal on Tuesday.

    In 68 games split between the Penguins and Flyers last year, Streit tallied six goals and 21 helpers. After being acquired at the trade deadline, the blueliner appeared in 19 regular-season contests for Pittsburgh, but he saw action in a mere three playoff games on the way to a Stanley Cup championship. We hope the 39-year-old has adjusted to watching from the press box, as he may find himself a healthy scratch more often than not this upcoming season.

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  • Mark Streit: Pursued by Habs

    Streit was offered a one-year contract by the Canadiens, according to Marc de Foy of the Journal de Montreal.

    In offering a one-year deal worth $1.5 million to the 39-year-old, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is protecting himself in the event he's unable to re-sign Andrei Markov.

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  • Penguins' Mark Streit: Exposed for expansion draft

    Streit was not among the Penguins' protected players for the Vegas expansion draft.

    Considering Streit logged just 19 regular-season and three playoff games for the Pens this year, it shouldn't come as a surprise they chose not to protect him from being selected by the Golden Knights. The 39-year-old was an emergency pickup in order to provide coverage for a banged-up blue line. General manager Jim Rutherford could decide to re-sign the defenseman, but that determination likely won't come until after July 1 when free agency begins.

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  • Penguins' Mark Streit: Could be forced into playoffs

    Streit likely will make his 2017 postseason debut if fellow defenseman Justin Schultz's (undisclosed) injury turns out to be serious, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Pittsburgh has been perpetually banged up on the back line, making forced lineup adjustments along the way, but losing a two-way playmaker like Schultz for any amount of time could pose a serious problem for the Pens during these conference finals. After all, he's averaged 21:09 of ice time -- including 3:48 on the power play -- since the quarterfinal series against the Blue Jackets. Streit could step in as a 39-year-old with 31 playoff games under his belt, though that could always change if Trevor Daley (lower body) gets healthy soon.

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  • Penguins' Mark Streit: Clicks on power play Thursday

    Streit tallied just his second assist in his last eight games Thursday against Ottawa.

    Despite cooling off, the 39-year-old has scored one goal and five assists in 11 games for Pittsburgh. In fact, all five of his helpers have come on the power play. With the team's defensive corps shorthanded for the foreseeable future, Streit figures to continue seeing plenty of opportunity on the man advantage.

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  • Penguins' Mark Streit: Gets top billing Friday

    Streit will take Evgeni Malkin's spot -- he has an upper-body injury -- on the team's top power-play unit Friday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

    The No. 1 unit included Streit and Justin Schultz on defense, with Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel up front for morning skate. Streit returned from a lower-body injury Wednesday in Philadelphia after leaving early in the previous game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Age: 43
Shoots: Left