The New York Islanders will have to name a new captain for 2013-14. Mark Streit, the team's captain since 2011, has reportedly turned down the Islanders' best offer and will hit the open market on July 5th. The 35-year-old defenseman has played in 286 games for the Islanders dating back to the 2008-09 season and has been one of the team's most consistent defenseman.
This news is pretty surprising considering just a few weeks ago Streit indicated that he wanted to return to the Islanders. In a report seen on Newsday, Streit stressed how much he enjoys playing with the Isles.no comments