Flyers, Mark Streit agree to four-year deal

The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to a four-year, $21.5 million deal,  a major financial commitment for the Flyers with the 35-year-old Streit.

Given the Flyers’ current salary cap bind, some moves will have to be made before the signing can become official. ESPN reports that in order for Streit to officially become a Flyer, the Philadelphia hockey team will need to use the two compliance buyouts they have on oftentimes mercurial goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and veteran center Danny Briere, both of whom have hefty contracts.

Streit, the former New York Islanders captain, was acquired by the Flyers in a trade with the Islanders. In return, the Flyers gave the Islanders Shane Harper and the Flyers’ 2014 fourth-round pick, the Flyers disclosed in a press release.

Streit was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens and has seven seasons in the league between Montreal and New York. Over those seven seasons, Streit has scored 65 goals and 223 assists totaling 288 points.

The Flyers seem to hope the addition of Streit will bolster their defense and give them another strong veteran presence on the ice to guide their bevy of young talent.

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