The Philadelphia Flyers have traded a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for the negotiating rights to Mark Streit.
Streit played four seasons with the Islanders, missing an entire campaign in 2010-11 due to a shoulder injury. The Swiss defenceman was remarkably consistent for the Isles when he played, averaging 10 goals and 36 assists per season, and he served as captain the past two seasons. For his career, he's scored 65 regular season goals and 223 assists in 491 games, with 248 penalty minutes.
Mark Streit was simply outstanding in his first real game in 17 months. He quarterbacked a potent powerplay(3 for 6) and was everywhere defensively finishing with a goal, two assists, and a team high 23:44 of ice time in the Islanders 6-2 drubbing of the Devils "B" (ish) squad.
This performance should help concerns over his healthy die down. Two years ago, Streit 11 goals and 49 points while quarterbacking the PP. With an improved team, look for the Swiss captain to at least hit those totals.