Ex-Flyer Mark Streit retires from the NHL

Updated: October 30, 2017 at 5:16 pm by Brady Trettenero

Former Philadelphia Flyers’ blueliner Mark Streit has retired from the NHL after 12 seasons.

Streit spent four seasons with the Flyers, starting with the 2013-14 NHL campaign. The veteran anchored a lackluster defense and played a major role on the power play. In 274 career games with Philadelphia, Streit racked up 30 goals and 140 points.

While the veteran had a fantastic NHL career and brings a Stanley Cup ring back home to Switzerland, he’ll likely be remembered in Philadelphia for the groin injury he suffered in 2016 that led to the Shayne Gostisbehere call-up and miraculous Calder Trophy run.

Streit’s career as a Flyer was ultimately hampered by injuries, but he was a great player when he was healthy and a fantastic mentor to the young players who will be cornerstones in the years to come.

Streit was part of the Penguins’ Stanley Cup-championship team last season, before opting to return to the Canadiens as an unrestricted free agent.

In 786 career NHL games, Streit had 96 goals and 338 assists. Not a bad career for the blueliner selected in the 9th round of the 2004 NHL entry draft.

We wish Streit all the best in his retirement.

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