Tampa Bay flips Streit to Pittsburgh

Earlier on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman then flipped Streit to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to the 3 PM ET trade deadline later that day.

Unknown-3Pittsburgh sent a 2018 4th round pick in exchange for Streit from Tampa Bay. The Lightning retained 50% of Streit’s salary.

The 39-year-old defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

He had 5-16-21 totals with in 49 games with the Flyers this season and is a native of Bern, Switzerland. The 5’11”, 191-pound blue liner has played 11 seasons in the league for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Flyers, amassing 95 goals and 333 assists in his time for 428 points in his career.

pittsburgh_penguins_logoAdditionally, Streit has four goals and nine assists in 31 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

He was originally drafted by Montreal in the ninth round (262nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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