Canadiens sign defenceman Mark Streit to one-year contract
Pittsburgh Penguins' Mark Streit (32) works the puck in the corner in front of Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP / Gene J. Puskar)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:11PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:12PM EDT
Defenceman Mark Streit is returning to the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.
The Canadiens did not release the value of the deal, but multiple reports claim it's worth US$700,000.
Streit was selected in the ninth round, 262nd overall by the Canadiens at the 2004 NHL draft. He played his first three NHL seasons in Montreal before joining the New York Islanders as a free agent.
The 39-year-old native of Bern, Switzerland, split last season between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, amassing 27 points (six goals, 21 assists), including 13 on the power play. He added two assists in three playoff games to help the Penguins win the Stanley Cup.
The five-foot-11, 191-pound defenceman has 434 points (96 goals, 338 assists) in 784 regular-season games with the Canadiens, Islanders, Flyers and Penguins. He has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 34 playoff contests.
On the international stage, Streit suited up for Switzerland at the world junior championship (1996 and 1997); world championship (1997-2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015); 2016 World Cup of Hockey and the Winter Olympics (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014).