Strome with the Tucson Roadrunners in 2018
March 7, 1997|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
3rd overall, 2015|
Dylan William Strome (born March 7, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ahead of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Strome was considered a top prospect, and was selected third overall by the Arizona Coyotes. He is the brother of New York Rangers forward Ryan Strome and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matthew Strome.
Strome started to gain attention as a minor midget hockey player with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), where he was named the league's Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
Strome was drafted second overall by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Erie Otters in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection, and played with the Otters for four seasons, beginning with the 2013-14 OHL season. On March 25, 2015, Strome won the 2015 OHL scoring title, narrowly beating-out fellow 2015 NHL Entry Draft prospect Mitch Marner. Erie teammate and eventual NHL first overall draft pick Connor McDavid finished third. Along with winning the scoring title, Strome set the Otters' team record for most points in a single season, narrowly edging former linemate Connor Brown. On May 22, 2017, in the Memorial Cup round robin, Strome scored a tournament single-game record seven points (four goals and three assists), leading the Otters to a 12-5 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs.
During the 2017-18 season, Strome made the Coyotes' final roster out of training camp. On October 9, 2017, the Coyotes announced Strome was being sent down to the Coyotes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, after going pointless in two games. However, he was recalled on November 26 after recording a seven-game point streak with the Roadrunners. He scored his first NHL goal on December 2 in a 5-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. Despite this early success, on December 19, 2017, Strome was demoted to the AHL after Arizona's acquisition of Josh Archibald from the Pittsburgh Penguins. On January 4, 2018, Strome was selected for the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic Game. Strome was recalled to the NHL on March 20, 2018, where he played, and scored, in a game against the Buffalo Sabres on March 21. On April 4, it was announced that Strome was voted in by coaches, media and players to play on the AHL All-Rookie Team. On April 8, 2018, after the Coyotes failed to make the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Strome was sent down to the AHL to help the Roadrunners in their Calder Cup playoff run.
Strome started the 2018-19 season on the Coyotes' NHL roster. After playing in 20 games, on November 25, 2018, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks (along with Brendan Perlini) in exchange for Nick Schmaltz. Strome was placed on a line with Alex DeBrincat and Perlini and played on the team's power play unit. On February 11, 2019, Strome was named the Third Star of the Week after scoring two goals and five assists in three games to help the Blackhawks win seven games in a row. He finished the season with 17 goals and 34 assists for the Blackhawks.
As a 16-year-old, Strome competed as a member of Canada Ontario at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he was recognized for his outstanding performance when he was named to the tournament's All-Star Team.
Strome went on to play for Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, winning a gold medal.
At the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships held in Helsinki, Strome and Mitch Marner each scored four goals and two assists in five games to lead the Canadian team in scoring. Canada reached the quarter-finals but was eliminated by Finland.
On April 29, 2019, Strome was named to the Team Canada roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship. He helped Canada progress through to the playoff rounds before losing the final to Finland and finishing with the silver medal on May 26, 2019. Strome finished the tournament with 1 goal and 5 points in 10 games.
Strome is the younger brother of New York Rangers forward Ryan Strome and the older brother of Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matthew Strome. The Strome brothers grew up in the Lorne Park neighbourhood in Mississauga, Ontario.
|Midget Player of the Year||2013|||
|Second All-Star Team||2015|||
|Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2015|
|William Hanley Trophy||2015|
|CHL Top Scorer Award (tied with Conor Garland)||2015|||
|Rookie of the Month November||2017|||
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge All-Star Team||2014|||