Islanders Summer Report Card: Mark Streit

By Chris Triantafilis

Apr 18, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders defenseman

Mark Streit

(2) carries the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Student Data

  • Name: Mark Streit
  • Evaluation Year:2013
  • Age: 35
  • Undergraduate : 2005
  • Days Absent: 0
  • Scholarship: Transferred to Philadelphia for 4 years/$21M
  • Achievements: 48GP, 6G, 21A, 27PTS, -14 rating

Class List and Grade History

  • Skating: B
  • Shooting: B
  • Passing: B+
  • Defense: D
  • Leadership: C+

Professors Comments:

Oh, captain, my captain. Mark Streit demonstrated his tremendous offensive ability from the Islanders blue-line over the last five seasons, taking the role of power-play quarterback and leading Islanders defensemen in all offensive statistical categories during the four seasons (he missed 2009-10 due to injury) he played in orange and blue.

Evidently, though, Streit’s ability in his own end has been on the decline. After registering at least a +0 rating during his first two seasons on Long Island, Streit registered a -27 and a -14, respectively, during his final two seasons.

In 2013, Streit logged the second most ice time for the Islanders, but fourth most during even strength. The Islanders captain logged a team-leading 3:42 per game with the man-advantage, but even with the man-advantage, Streit often made monumental gaffes, especially when it came to holding the blue-line.

I have all the respect in the world for the former Islanders captain however. Mark Streit led the Islanders to their first NHL playoff berth in six years. No, he wasn’t a great leader on the ice, but Streit was the veteran presence that has been a staple on Long Island throughout the entire rebuild. Now, the rebuild will continue without him.

Professor Recommendation:

Mark is a Flyer now. My only recommendation is that he continue to do what he’s been doing defensively so John Tavares and co. can enjoy getting to know their way around the division’s  newest traffic cone blue-liner.

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