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Streit announces retirement from hockey

Defenseman played 12 NHL seasons with four teams @NHLdotcom

Defenseman Mark Streit announced his retirement from hockey Monday.

Streit, 39, played two games with the Montreal Canadiens this season. He was placed on waivers Oct. 12 and assigned to Laval of the American Hockey League the next day. When he refused to report, his contract was terminated Oct. 16.

A ninth-round pick (No. 262) of the Canadiens in the 2004 NHL Draft, Streit played 12 seasons with the Canadiens, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Video: NHL Tonight reflects on Mark Streit's career

Streit was acquired by the Penguins a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 1, hours after the Lightning acquired him from the Flyers. He helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup with two points in three Stanley Cup Playoff games, all against the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Final.

In 786 NHL games, Streit had 434 points (96 goals, 338 assists), and played in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. He also played for his native Switzerland four times at the Olympics (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).

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