Ryan Strome

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Ryan Strome
Ryan Strome - New York Islanders.jpg
Strome with the New York Islanders in January 2015
Born (1993-07-11) July 11, 1993 (age 25)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre / Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2011
New York Islanders
Playing career 2013–present

Ryan Edward Strome (born July 11, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey forward for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected fifth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders and began playing with the team during their 2013–14 season. Previously, Strome played in the major junior level as a member of the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before being traded to the Niagara IceDogs during his first season in the league.

Playing career[edit]

Strome began his professional playing career with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) during the 2008–09 season. At the Ontario Hockey League's (OHL) 2009 Priority Selection, he was selected eighth overall by the Barrie Colts.[1] During the 2009–10 season, he was traded to the Niagara IceDogs.[2] The IceDogs qualified for the playoffs but were eliminated in the first round, while the Colts would go on to the OHL Championship Finals but were eliminated in four games.[3] During the following season, Strome compiled 106 points in just 65 games. He was named "OHL Player of the Month" in January 2011 and selected to the Second All-Star Team at years end.[4][5]

After his second season with the IceDogs, Strome became eligible for the National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. He was selected in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2011 draft by the New York Islanders.[6] He was also selected by the Kontinental Hockey League's Amur Khabarovsk in their 2011 draft.[7] After being drafted, Strome spent another season with the IceDogs before joining the Islanders' American Hockey League (AHL) minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the 2012–13 season. Halfway through the following season, on December 11, 2013, he was called up to the Islanders after the team had put Pierre-Marc Bouchard on waivers to make room on their roster.[8] Before his call-up, he was leading the AHL in points through the first 23 games of the season.[9] Strome scored his first NHL goal on January 6, 2014 against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars.[10]

On June 22, 2017, Strome was traded by the Islanders to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Jordan Eberle.[11] In his first season with the Oilers in 2017–18, Strome appeared in all 82 games posting 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points. As a restricted free agent in the off-season, Strome agreed to two-year, $6.2 million extension with the Oilers on July 6, 2018.[12]

Strome was traded by the Oilers to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Ryan Spooner on November 16, 2018.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Strome has two brothers who also play hockey, Dylan and Matthew. Dylan currently plays in the National Hockey League with the Arizona Coyotes and the youngest brother Matthew plays in the Ontario Hockey League for the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Strome family had been dubbed as the future Sutters and Staals, families where multiple siblings have gone on to successful ice hockey careers,[15] however, they have failed to live up to this prediction thus far in their careers. The Strome brothers grew up in the Lorne Park area of Mississauga.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Toronto Marlboros GTHL 76 85 79 164 86
2009–10 Barrie Colts OHL 34 5 9 14 35
2009–10 Niagara IceDogs OHL 27 3 10 13 26 5 0 3 3 0
2010–11 Niagara IceDogs OHL 65 33 73 106 82 14 6 6 12 19
2011–12 Niagara IceDogs OHL 46 30 38 68 47 20 7 16 24 31
2012–13 Niagara IceDogs OHL 53 34 60 94 59 5 2 1 3 8
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 10 2 5 7 4
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 37 13 36 49 41
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 37 7 11 18 8
2014–15 New York Islanders NHL 81 17 33 50 47 7 2 2 4 2
2015–16 New York Islanders NHL 71 8 20 28 28 8 1 3 4 2
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 8 2 2 4 10
2016–17 New York Islanders NHL 69 13 17 30 40
2017–18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 13 21 34 33
2018–19 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 1 1 2 14
NHL totals 358 59 103 162 170 15 3 5 8 4
Ryan Strome WJC12 press conference.jpg
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 2 1 3 4
2012 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 3 6 9 8
2013 Canada WJC 4th 6 4 2 6 10
Junior totals 18 9 9 18 22

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
Second All-Star Team 2010–11 [5]
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2013–14 [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Priority Selection Results". Ontario Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 25, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "IceDogs acquire highly touted Strome". OurSportsCentral. January 8, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "2009-10 OHL Playoff Results". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Strome named OHL player of the month for January". Niagara IceDogs. February 4, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "OHL Announces 2010-11 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "2011 NHL Entry Draft selections". National Hockey League. June 25, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "2011 KHL Draft". Elite Prospects. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  8. ^ Schwartz, Peter (December 10, 2013). "Schwartz: Can Ryan Strome Help Turn The Isles' Season Around?". CBS. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Islanders Recall Strome". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  10. ^ Rosen, Dave (January 6, 2014). "Tavares' five-point night leads Islanders past Stars". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  11. ^ Wescott, Chris (June 22, 2017). "Oilers acquire Strome". NHL.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Oilers re-sign Strome". Edmonton Oilers. 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  13. ^ "Rangers Acquire Forward Ryan Strome". NHL.com. November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Cyrgalis, Brett (November 16, 2018). "In swap of underachievers, Rangers hope to get best from Strome". New York Post. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  15. ^ Gerster, Jane (January 7, 2014). "Stromes, McLeods could be hockey's next Sutters, Staals". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  16. ^ Gerster, Jane (January 7, 2014). "Stromes, McLeods could be hockey's next Sutters, Staals". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team announced". American Hockey League. April 9, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brock Nelson
New York Islanders first round pick
2011
Succeeded by
Griffin Reinhart