A look back at NY Islanders defenseman named to the All-Star Game the last 20 years

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Mark Streit - 2009

New York Islanders captain, D Mark Streit returned to Montreal as an All-Star in 2009. Streit signed with the Islanders after spending the previous three seasons with the Canadiens. When he was selected to represent his old team in his new city, the Islanders under head coach Scott Gordon were the worst team in the league and it would lead to them selecting first overall in the June draft.

Prior to playing with Montreal, Streit had played eight professional seasons in his native Switzerland. “I proved I belonged and can play defense in this league,” said Streit. “So I’m excited.”

Streit earned two assists in a 12-11 Eastern Conference shootout win, earning points on goals scored by Zach Parise and Martin St. Louis. However, perhaps his most memorable moment came during the previous night's skills competition when he wiped on league signage located on the ice after being stopped in the breakaway competition.