Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Strait
Brian Strait was born on January 4, 1988 in Waltham, Massachusetts. A product of the U.S. National Develepment Program, he served as captain for the American team at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships and the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Strait was selected in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins and attended Boston University.

Following three seasons at Boston University, Strait made his professional debut in the American Hockey League for the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2009. After the better part of two full seasons in the AHL, Strait made his NHL debut on February 21, 2011 for the Penguins in a 1-0 loss against the Washington Capitals.

Strait would spend the majority of the 2011-12 season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but would see action in nine games for Pittsburgh and record the first point of his NHL career.

On January 18, 2013, Strait was claimed off waivers by the New York Islanders. Strait would spend the next four season with the Islanders. In 2014-15 he appeared in a career-high 52 games a total he matched the following season.

In the summer of 2016, as an unrestricted free agent, Strait signed with the Winnipeg Jets. He would spend the 2016-17 season predominantly in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, but would see action in five games for the Jets in which he notched a pair of assists. His stint in Winnipeg would be short-lived. After just one season he signed a deal to join the New Jersey Devils.

On the international stage, Strait has represented the United Stats twice, including a fourth place finish at the World Junior Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Northfield Mount Hermon School High-MA 30 5 15 20
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 18 1 5 6 8
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 42 4 8 12 42 10 0 2 2 2
2005-06 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 40 2 7 9 31
2005-06 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 15 0 5 5 41
2005-06 United States WJ18-A 6 0 0 0 4 +4
2006-07 Boston University Terriers H-East 36 3 3 6 47
2007-08 Boston University Terriers H-East 37 0 10 10 20
2007-08 United States WJC-A 6 0 0 0 6 +1
2008-09 Boston University Terriers H-East 38 2 5 7 67
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 78 2 12 14 73 +22 4 0 1 1 0
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2010-11 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 75 2 8 10 49 +22 12 1 3 4 10
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 1 1 4 -2 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 41 4 12 16 26 +7 2 0 1 1 0
2012-13 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 26 0 0 0 34 -6
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 19 0 4 4 10 +4 6 1 0 1 12
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 47 3 6 9 14 -14
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 52 2 5 7 32 -1 7 0 0 0 4
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 52 1 5 6 31 +1
2016-17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 2 2 0 -1
2016-17 Manitoba Moose AHL 58 2 12 14 36 -4
NHL Totals 187 6 23 29 91 16 1 0 1 16


Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Pittsburgh, January 18, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to ankle injury vs. Philadelphia, February 18, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 1, 2016. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2017.
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