Just two weeks after claiming Brian Strait off waivers, the New York Islanders have locked up the defenseman with a three-year, $2.3 million contract extension.
Strait, 25, was plucked off waivers from Pittsburgh the day prior to New York’s season-opening loss to New Jersey.
He was immediately thrown into the lineup has has been a presence every since, appearing in all six games thus far while averaging over 18 minutes a night.
Prior to joining the Islanders, Strait appeared in 12 games with the Penguins — who took him in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft — notching one assist and four penalty minutes.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie notes the average annual value of Strait’s deal with the Isles is $775,000, and it’s a one-way deal.
Damn I'm glad they didn't get Street as well, it was hard enough not to think they'd just signed Streit to an extension without having to worry about another similar sounding name.
Mark Streit is the top D-man, still a pending (35+) UFA
Brian Strait is a depth D-man, who was a pending UFA they'd picked up off of waivers and they just re-signed