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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Congratulations to Mark Streit

...named today as 13th Captain in Islander history.

While each of the first 5 Captains (Westfall, Gillies, Potvin, B. Sutter, Flatley) each served over 2 full seasons... and all but Gillies served over 300 games, only one of last seven (Michael Peca) have served over 2 seasons.

Streit is the 4th defensemen to be named Captain, following Denis Potvin, Bryan McCabe and Kenny Jonsson; he's the first to do so since Jonsson resigned the captaincy in November, 2000.

Streit of course missed all season with an injury.  Only Trevor Gillies, Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson, Dylan Reese, Andrew MacDonald, Frans Nielsen, Michael Haley and John Tavares were in the line-up for Streit's last NHL game (4-11-10 vs Pittsburgh) and are still in the organization today.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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