Mark Streit has decided to call it quits after he couldn’t make it in the NHL this season. The 39-year old defenseman has retired from professional hockey according to the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation. Streit was signed by the Montreal Canadiens this summer, but was eventually waived and came to a mutual termination of the deal.
It’s interesting that Streit’s news was announced by the national program, as many assumed he would suit up for the Swiss Olympic team in the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. If it is the last we see of Streit, it’s the end of a fantastic career that includes 786 games, a Stanley Cup and the honor of being the first Swiss-born captain in the NHL.
- The San Jose Sharks have been involved in trade talks surrounding Chris Tierney, Paul Martin and Mikkel Boedker according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. It seems unlikely that the team would move any of the three just yet, but with the team just treading water at 5-5 perhaps a shake up is on the horizon. Tierney would likely hold the most value out of the three, as Boedker and Martin’s contracts are both prohibitive.
- The NHL released their three stars for the previous week, naming John Tavares the top player of the week. Vegas goaltender Oscar Dansk came in as the second star, while Ottawa forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau came in third. For Dansk especially it’s quite a performance, as his three starts were the first few of his career. The goaltender jumped into the spotlight vacated by injuries to Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban, and stopped 71 of 74 shots faced.