It’s a big day for the Washington Capitals and their fans. The team has just announced the re-signing of center Dylan Strome to a five-year contract extension. The news is sure to be a huge boost to the Capitals’ roster and fan base as they enter the prime years of Strome’s career.
Strome, 25, has already made an impact this season, recording 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 52 games with Washington. He ranks second on the team in assists, third in points and power-play points (14) and fourth in goals. Strome is also fourth among Capitals forwards in time on ice per game (16:42) and is on pace to record 56 points this season.
The Mississauga, Ontario native recorded a career-high 48 points (22 goals, 26 assists) 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. He ranked third on the team in goals and fourth in assists and points.
Before joining the Capitals, Strome was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes with the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. In three seasons with the Coyotes and Blackhawks, he recorded a career-high 57 points (20 goals, 37 assists) in 78 games during the 2018-19 season. 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 total, Strome has recorded 206 points (78 goals, 128 assists) in 325 career NHL games with Washington, Arizona and Chicago. His five-year contract extension with the Capitals will carry an average annual value of $5.0 million.
The Washington Capitals have made a great move in re-signing center Dylan Strome to a five-year contract extension. Strome’s skill set and experience make him an ideal fit for the Capitals as he enters the prime years of his career. With Strome in the lineup, the Capitals have a great chance of achieving success in the upcoming season.