Todays’ blog post brings Mark Streit who recently retired from the Montreal Canadiens this year. He formerly captained the NY Islanders as well as the Swiss team in International play. It’s truly unbelievable how much he has represented his National team, year after year. Between 1995 – 2015, he only missed three years (2008, 2011, 2013) which I can assume it was attributed to missing the playoffs or a really early playoff exit.
It’s awesome to see that for someone that played in the league and was as effective as he was, that he was able to lift the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2016/17 NHL season. That year, Streit played in 3 games, registering 2 points. While I’m sure Mark would have preferred to have been much more involved in winning the Stanley Cup that year.
I sent my letter to Mark this year and was lucky enough to get it back, shortly after he announced his retirement. Could this have been one of the last cards he ever signed as an active player? Perhaps!