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Role: Playmaker; Offensive-minded forward
Contract Status: Signed through 2011-12.
Notables: 24 years old, 5-11, 185lbs., Left handed shot
Season Stats: 36 games played, 12G, 11A, +9, 8 PIM
Playoff Stats: 8 games played, 0G, 1A, +1, 0 PIM
After 51 points (24G-27A) in 38 games with the Wheeling Nailers, Ben Street finished the year in Wilkes-Barre, tallying 23 points (12G-11A) in 36 games. He made quite a duo with Nick Petersen in the ECHL, and I'm excited to see if the two will be paired on the same line in the AHL in 2011-12.
Street was the ECHL's Rookie of the Year last season, and was clearly a top priority of the WBS Penguins. He was signed to a one-year AHL contract one week ago today (on 6/14).
While I'm not sure that Street will play at the center position in 2011-12, he could be a potential top six forward depending on whether or not guys like Nick Johnson, Ryan Craig and Eric Tangradi make the NHL club. He was on a tear in the ECHL and though he cooled off in the Calder Cup Playoffs, I think he could have a breakout year next season.
Street played four years of college hockey at Wisconsion, where he was often found on the scoresheet. He finished his college career with 93 points (48G, 45A).