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Dylan Strome Signs Extension in Washington

The Washington Capitals introduced they’ve signed Dylan Strome to a five-year contract extension value $25 million.

Strome’s new contract carries a wage cap hit of $5 million.

Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan: “Dylan is an intelligent and skilled center and has been a great addition to our organization. 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.”

In the 2022 offseason, Strome, a restricted free agent, didn’t obtain a qualifying supply from the Chicago Blackhawks and thus hit the open market. The Capital signed him to a one-year deal as insurance coverage on the heart place as Nicklas Backstrom underwent double hip surgical procedure.

Strome has produced because the Capitals second line heart and is being rewarded. This season with the Capitals, Strome has recorded 36 factors (11 objectives and 25 assists) in 52 video games. Strome additionally ranks second on the Capitals in assists, third in factors and power-play factors (14) and fourth in objectives.

The third total decide by the Arizona Coyotes within the 2015 NHL Draft has performed for 3 groups in his NHL profession, the Coyotes, the Chicago Blackhawks, and now the Capitals. During the 2018-19 season, Strome was a part of the commerce from Arizona to Chicago for Nick Schmaltz.

In Chicago, Strome was reunited along with his former junior teammate Alex DeBrincat. There he set a career-high in factors with 57 (20 objectives and 37 assists) in 78 video games with Arizona and Chicago that season. Strome hit a career-high 22 objectives through the 2021-22 season in Chicago.

Through his 325 video games within the NHL with the Capitals, Coyotes and Blackhawks, Strome has recorded 206 factors (78 objectives and 128 assists).

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet talked about Dylan Strome’s title on his 32 Thoughts Podcast a couple of month in the past. The Capitals preferred what he delivered to the desk as he discovered a house in Washington. Strome was one in every of 13 free brokers the Capitals needed to give contracts to for the subsequent season.

Now he’s off the board and making precisely what he ought to be making had he hit the open market.


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