Streit gets four-year, $21 million deal from Flyers

By on June 18, 2013

Mark Streit gets a four-year, $  21 million contract from the Flyers.

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Mark Streit gets a four-year, $ 21 million contract from the Flyers.

BOSTON — The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a four-year, $ 21 million contract with impending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Mark Streit, according to TSN.

Streit, 35, the former Islanders captain, was traded to Philly last Wednesday for minor-league forward Shane Harper and a fourth-round pick in 2014. The left-handed blue liner has 65 goals and 288 points in 491 career regular season games.

The Islanders offered Streit a three-year deal worth about $ 5 million per season, according to Newsday, but the parties were apart on term and money in their negotiations. Streit’s deal with the Flyers is for an extra year, worth $ 5.25 million per season, and also reportedly includes a limited no-trade clause.

TSN said the contract is not expected to be signed until the team has enough salary cap space.

With Streit gone from Long Island, the Islanders are expected to stitch the captain’s ‘C’ onto the sweater of top center John Tavares, 22.


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