Former Philadelphia Flyers’ blueliner Mark Streit has retired from the NHL after 12 seasons.
Mark Streit, nach 200 Nati-Spielen, über 800 NHL-Spielen, 100 NHL-Toren trittst du zurück. Wir wünschen dir nur das Beste für deine Zukunft!
— Swiss Ice Hockey (@SwissIceHockey) October 30, 2017
Happy retirement to Mark Streit, who brought credibility and class to the #Isles and goes home to Switzerland with a Stanley Cup.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 30, 2017
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.
Injury Update: Mark Streit will have surgery on Tuesday morning to repair a pubic plate detachment. He is expected to be out for six weeks.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 14, 2015
Mark Streit sacrificed his penis to bring us Gostisbehere. Put him in the Hall of Fame.
— CJ Burns (@CjBurnsSOP) December 16, 2015
None of this would have been possible without Mark Streit getting his penis plate detached.
— Flyers Nation (@FlyersNation) April 9, 2016
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.