C | 6' 1" | 193 lb | Age: 27 | New York Islanders
With deft quickness and supreme stickhandling skills, Strome brings a slick offensive game to the ice.
Strome started to make waves offensively with Toronto in the Greater Toronto Hockey League in the 2008-09 season when he scored 104 points (41 goals, 63 assists) in 76 games. That led Barrie to select Strome with the No. 8 pick in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Draft.
On Jan. 8, 2010, Barrie traded Strome to Niagara, where he remained throughout his junior career.
The forward continued to show his offensive talents in the 2010-11 season. He had 106 points (33 goals, 73 assists) to finish third in OHL scoring. Strome was named a Second Team All-Star while being voted the Most Improved Player and Best Playmaker in the OHL Eastern Conference Coaches Poll.
After being selected by the New York Islanders with the No. 5 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Strome returned to Niagara for the 2011-12 season and finished third on the team with 30 goals despite appearing in only 46 games. Strome scored seven goals and 23 points in the playoffs, leading Niagara to the OHL Final.
trome returned to Niagara for the 2012-13 season and led the team with 60 assists and a plus-43 rating while scoring 34 goals. Following the season, Strome joined Bridgeport, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Islanders. In his professional debut, he scored a goal on his first shot against Worcester on April 2, 2013, and had an assist, finishing with two goals and seven points in 10 games.
Strome started the 2013-14 season with Bridgeport and was leading the AHL in scoring with 33 points when he was called up to the Islanders. He made his NHL debut Dec. 14, 2013 against the Montreal Canadiens. Strome scored his first NHL goal -- on the power play -- on Jan. 6, 2014 against the Dallas Stars.
In 2014-15, Strome scored 50 points (17 goals, 33 assists) in 81 games and had two goals and four points in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.
He was traded by the Islanders to Edmonton Oilers on June 22, 2017, and then traded by the Oilers to the New York Rangers on Nov. 16, 2018.
NOTES & TRANSACTIONS
OHL Second All-Star Team (2011)
AHL All-Rookie Team (2014)
Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders for Jordan Eberle, June 22, 2017.
Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for Ryan Spooner, November 16, 2018.