Isles come to terms with ex-Habs D Streit
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders signed free-agent defenseman Mark Streit to a five-year contract worth $20.5 million on Tuesday.
Last year with Montreal, Streit scored seven of his 13 goals and had 27 of his 49 assists on the power play.
"Mark was someone we targeted from the beginning and we're thrilled he's an Islander," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "Mark provides us with the stability on the blueline that we were looking for."
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2008 FREE AGENCY -- DAY 1
The free-agency period opened with over 30 deals on Day 1. Here's a look at where players landed:
TOP DEALS• Campbell, Huet to Chicago: The Blackhawks were the big buyers of Day 1, landing top free agents Brian Campbell and Cristobal Huet. Story
• Redden to Rangers: The New York Rangers added a boost to their blue line by signing defenseman Wade Redden. Story
• Rolston returns to Devils: Who says you can't come home? Veteran forward Brian Rolston landed in New Jersey, where he started his NHL career. Story
• Theodore goes to Washington: The Capitals flip goalies again, but the move comes with more questions than answers. Story
• The rumors: Get all the latest news and information the free agents that are still available on the market. Rumor Central