The Washington Capitals have re-signed Dylan Strome to a five-year extension, the Capitals announced today. Strome was brought into the Capitals to help their center depth while Nick Backstrom was recovering from hip surgery. Strome became one of the Capitals best centers and has played on the first line with Alex Ovechkin for most of the season.
Strome is only 25 years old and will likely be around when some of the older Capitals start to retire. Strome’s contract is team friendly with an average annual value of $5 million.
This season with the Capitals Strome has 11 goals and 25 assists, he has also played very well defensively.
Here is the Capitals press release on Strome.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Dylan Strome to a five-year contract extension, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Strome’s contract will carry an average annual value of $5.0 million.
“Dylan is an intelligent and skilled center and has been a great addition to our organization,” said MacLellan. “We are pleased to sign him to a long-term contract. We feel his skill set is a great fit for our team as he enters the prime years of his career at an important position.”
Strome, 25, has recorded 36 points (11g, 25a) in 52 games with Washington this season. The 6’3″, 200-pound forward ranks second on the Capitals in assists, third in points and power-play points (14) and fourth in goals. Strome, who also ranks fourth among Capitals forwards in time on ice per game (16:42), is on pace to record 56 points this season.
The Mississauga, Ontario native recorded 48 points (22g, 26a) in 69 games with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2021-22. Strome established single-season career highs in goals and games played and averaged a career-high 17:26 of ice time per game last season. Strome ranked third on the team in goals and fourth in assists and points.
Originally drafted by the Arizona Coyotes with the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Strome recorded a career-high 57 points (20g, 37a) in 78 games with Arizona and Chicago in 2018-19. Strome averaged 0.68 points per game in parts of four seasons with Chicago from 2018-19 to 2021-22, which ranked fifth on the team in that span.
In 325 career NHL games with Washington, Arizona and Chicago, Strome has recorded 206 points (78g, 128a).
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