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Brian Strait
Brian Strait
Defenseman  - NYI
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 209
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 4, 1988  (Age 27)
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 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.

CAREER:
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 with two assists 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 (a) 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 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, 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:
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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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