Brian Strait
Position Defense
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Pittsburgh Penguins
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Born January 4 1988 (1988-01-04) (age 29),
Waltham, Massachusetts
NHL Draft 65th overall, 2006
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2009 – present

Brian Strait (born January 4, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. Strait is a prospect for the Pittsburgh Penguins after being the team's third-round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and currently plays for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit


Strait played two seasons at the Northfield Mount Hermon School, recording 12 points during his freshman season, and 20 the next year. Beginning in 2004 he joined the U.S. National Development Team in the North American Hockey League. He was the captain of the gold-medal U.S. team at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1]

After graduating from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 2006, Strait attended Boston University, where he began playing for the Boston Terriers men's ice hockey team. In his freshman season, Strait was twice selected as Hockey East rookie of the week. He served as captain of the U.S. team at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where the team finished fourth. That season he also was selected runner-up for the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman award.[1] During his junior season at Boston, Strait served as an alternate captain. That season, the Terriers won the Beanpot and the NCAA Division I national championship.[2]


After his junior season at Boston University, Strait signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who selected Strait in 2006.[3][4] He began his professional career a few months later with the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[5]

Strait made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on February 21, 2011 against the Washington Capitals.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular Season and PlayoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 U.S. National Development Team USDP 60 5 13 18 50
2005–06 U.S. National Development Team USDP 65 2 12 14 72
2006–07 Boston University HE 36 3 3 6 47
2007–08 Boston University HE 37 0 10 10 20
2008–09 Boston University HE 38 2 5 7 67
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 78 2 12 14 73 4 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 75 2 8 10 49 12 1 3 4 10
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States of America
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2006 Ängelholm


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WJC18 6 0 0 0 4
2008 United States WJC 6 0 0 0 6
Junior int'l totals 12 0 0 0 10


  1. 1.0 1.1 Player Bio: Brian Strait. Boston University. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
  2. Pot of gold: Waltham's Strait helps lead BU to 29th title. The Daily News Tribune (10 February 2009). Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
  3. BU captain Brian Strait exits, signs with Pittsburgh Penguins. Boston Herald (17 June 2009). Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
  4. Penguins Sign Defenseman Brian Strait. Pittsburgh Penguins (1 July 2009). Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
  5. Anderson, Shelly. "Penguins' Strait ready for next level", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 23 July 2009. Retrieved on 22 January 2010. 

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