By DANIEL KLEMKOALER NHL.comNew York Islanders forward Mark Streitsen has no plans to return to Vancouver, as the franchise has announced.
In an announcement Monday night, the team announced that Streit would not be returning to the team.
“It’s been a pleasure playing for the Islanders, and it’s been an honor to play for my teammates,” Streit said.
“The team has done a great job of building and building through the last few years, and I’m looking forward to getting back to the NHL next season.”
The 20-year-old Streit joined the Islanders last season and has played every minute this season, averaging 19:26 of ice time per game.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound forward has played in eight playoff games this season.
Streit was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2015-16 and had a goal and two assists in six playoff games last season.
The Islanders are 4-1-0 since Streit rejoined the team in December and are off to a 10-1 start to the 2017-18 season.
The team is now on a three-game winning streak, with its lone loss coming to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
The New York City native signed with the Islanders on Oct. 31, 2016, and made his NHL debut against the Nashville Predators.
Streits first goal of the season came in a 5-1 loss at the Columbus Predators.
He was a first-round selection by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2013 NHL Draft and spent time with the Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks before signing with the Vancouver Canucks.
The Islanders signed him to a two-year entry-level contract in June 2018.