Having acquired the rights to former New York Islanders captain Mark Streit on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers are looking to sign the veteran defenseman to a new contract, and early reactions indicate Streit is eager to put pen to paper.
"Obviously I'm excited to get traded to Philadelphia," Streit, 35, told the Flyers website. "… Philly has an unbelievable team. It's a great franchise and a great city and it's a hockey town for sure. The fans there are great, and that's why I always liked playing in Philly. The team is really good. It's well-structured. It's young and fast and it would be a great honor to play for the Flyers."
The Flyers traded minor-league forward Shane Harper and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to the Islanders for a chance to sign Streit before NHL free agency begins next month.