Having only played in three NHL games over the last two seasons, Ben Street has opted to try his hand overseas as EHC Munchen in Germany announced that they’ve inked the veteran center to a one-year contract.
The 34-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Devils on sizable two-way contracts that paid $425K to play in the minors. Street spent last season split between AHL Binghamton where he had 14 points in 14 games with a handful of stints on the taxi squad as well but he made no NHL appearances for only the second time since 2011-12.
Considering his age, it’s unlikely that Street will be making a return to push for another NHL opportunity next season as at this point, he has been more of a high-end AHLer and a trip overseas won’t change that perception. But knowing his fate is basically that of a minor leaguer from this point on, Street is opting for a new experience and should have an opportunity to play a prominent role with Munchen next season.