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Brian Strait
Brian Strait
Defenseman  - NYI
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 206
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 4, 1988  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Waltham, MA, United States
Acquired: Claimed off waivers by the from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 18, 2013.
Drafted: PIT / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (65th overall)
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 18, 2013. Agreed to a three-year extension on January 31, 2013.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (65th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.

LAST SEASON:
Scored seven points (2g/5a) in a career-high 52 games during his third season with the Islanders...The Islanders went 6-0-0 when he scored a point...Had a two-point game (1g/1a) on Jan. 10 at Columbus...Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Jan. 13 at NY Rangers... Appeared in 14 consecutive games to end the regular season.

CAREER:
2013-14: Scored nine points (3g/6a) in 47 games during an injury-shortened season, his second with the Islanders...Established career highs in games, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes (14)...Missed 23 games with an upper body injury from Oct. 24 - Dec. 10 (Placed on IR on Nov. 4)...Activated off IR and recorded two assists in his return from injury on Dec. 12 at Phoenix...Recorded his first NHL regular season goal on Dec. 20 at NY Rangers...Scored a goal with and assist on Jan. 18 at Philadelphia...Suffered a broken hand on Mar. 18 vs. Minnesota and missed the final 12 games of the season. 2012-13: Was limited to 19 games due to injury during his first season with the Islanders and fourth professional campaign...Recorded four assists...Was one of six Islanders to finish with a “plus” rating (+4)...Scored his first point (assist) as an Islander on Feb. 5 vs. Pittsburgh...Recorded his first career two-point game on Feb. 9 vs. Buffalo...Suffered a left ankle fracture on Feb. 18 vs. Philadelphia and was placed on injured reserve...Activated off injured reserve on Apr. 15 after missing 27 games and returned to the lineup on Apr. 20...Played the final four games of the regular season...Appeared in 26 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (American Hockey League) during the NHL lockout. 2011-12: Played nine games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and 41 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during his third professional season... Recorded his first NHL point (1a) on Mar. 27 vs. NY Islanders...With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recorded 16 points (4g/12a)...Had three game point streaks from Oct. 13-15 (1g/3a) and Jan. 21-25 (1g/2a)...Had multi-point games on Oct. 14 vs. Springfield (2a) and Mar. 25 vs. Springfield (1g/1a)...Added one assist in two Calder Cup Playoff games. 2010-11: Scored 10 points (2g/8a) in 75 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) in his second professional season...Also appeared in his first three NHL games with Pittsburgh, making his NHL debut on Feb. 21 vs. Washington...With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recorded four points (1g/3a) in 12 Calder Cup Playoff Games. 2009-10: Appeared in 78 games as a rookie with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), recording 14 points (2g/12a) and 73 penalty minutes... Led the team with a plus-22 rating...Scored his first AHL goal on Nov. 11 vs. Portland. 

NHL PLAYOFFS:
2015:
Played in all seven games during the Islanders’ First Round series against Washington. 2013: Played in all six games in the Islanders' Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh...Scored his first NHL Playoff goal on May 7 in Game 4 vs. Pittsburgh (Fleury).  2012: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with Pittsburgh, appearing in three games and recording a plus-3 rating as the Penguins fell in six games to Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

INTERNATIONAL:
Captained the United States to a gold medal at the 2006 Under-18 World Junior Championships...Also represented the U.S. at the 2008 World Junior Championships...Spent two seasons (2004-05 - 2005-06) with the U.S. National Development Program.

COLLEGE:
2008-09:
Won an NCAA National Championship as a junior at Boston University (Hockey East)...Recorded seven points (2g/5a) in 38 games.  2007-08: Scored 10 points (0g/10a) in 37 games as a sophomore at Boston University...Named runner-up for Hockey East Best Defenseman.  2006-07: Registered six points (3g/3a) during his freshman year at Boston University.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 7 6 5 2 11
K. Okposo 7 1 6 2 7
F. Nielsen 7 3 2 1 5
B. Nelson 7 1 4 -3 5
R. Strome 5 1 3 4 4
A. Quine 7 1 3 2 4
S. Prince 7 3 0 3 3
R. Pulock 4 1 2 -3 3
T. Hickey 7 1 2 -1 3
N. Leddy 7 0 3 3 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 2 0 .941 1.94
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