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Islanders name Mark Streit captain

Updated: September 22, 2011, 2:36 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Islanders named Swiss defenseman Mark Streit team captain on Wednesday.

After missing all of last season with a shoulder injury suffered during a scrimmage last September, the 33-year-old veteran is already off to a better preseason.

The announcement was made during a news conference with Islanders team owner Charles Wang and general manager Garth Snow Wednesay at Nassau Coliseum.

"It's truly an honor to be named captain of such a historic franchise with a ...

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