Dylan Strome

Dylan Strome

27-Year-Old CenterC
Washington Capitals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The Capitals' shaky health in 2022-23 allowed Strome to reach new personal heights with 23 goals, 65 points, 154 shots on goal and 21 power-play points in 81 contests. He did this while averaging just 16:41 of ice time per game, down 45 seconds per game from 2021-22, during which he was playing for the rebuilding Blackhawks. His playing time might dip further in 2023-24 if Washington gets some better injury luck, but he finally has job security after signing a five-year deal in February to remain with the Capitals. Strome's contributions are almost exclusively limited to what he can generate on offense, but even a dip to the 50-point mark this season would make him a worthy depth forward in most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Capitals in February of 2023.
Pots pair in win
CWashington Capitals
March 26, 2024
Strome scored two goals on four shots -- including the overtime winner -- in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Red Wings.
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Strome scored the final two goals for the Capitals, including the game-winning goal in overtime, for his 24th and 25th of the season. The 27-year-old center is on fire as of late, as he has a five-game point streak during which he scored three goals and six assists. In his final 12 games, Strome only needs eight more points to surpass his career-high 65 points from last season.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:53
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
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17:26
2:42
0:02
2022–23
16:41
3:00
0:01
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17:53
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Assists coming?
CWashington Capitals
October 31, 2023
Tarik El-Bashir of the Monumental Sports Network believes the assists should be coming for Strome, who has gone without a helper through eight games this season.
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El-Bashir's belief that assists should be on the way for Strome is supported by the fact the 26-year-old pivot currently leads the Capitals with 23 slot passes, putting him in a tie with New Jersey's Jack Hughes for eighth most in the NHL in that category. Although Strome has yet to pick up a helper, he's still been a solid fantasy option early on this season, racking up six goals through the first eight contests of the campaign.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Still just 25 years old, Strome posted a career-high 22 goals and 48 points in 69 games for the Blackhawks a season ago. The No. 3 overall pick (2015), Strome would seem to be the type of player worth building around. Instead, Chicago didn't qualify him and Strome inked a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Capitals in unrestricted free agency. With Nicklas Backstrom dealing with a hip injury and uncertain to play again, Strome would appear to have a real chance to open the season as Washington's No. 1 center alongside Alex Ovechkin in addition to seeing some time with the man advantage, making him a fantasy sleeper heading into the 2022-23 campaign.
Strome was banged up all year in 2020-21, most notably with a concussion which cost him about three weeks in the middle of the season. He was also a healthy scratch on a couple occasions. Strome's offensive production was also way down (nine goals, 17 points in 40 games) and his minus-16 rating is highly concerning. If that's not bad enough, the Blackhawks will welcome Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach back for a full season in addition to the club's acquisition of Tyler Johnson via trade from Tampa Bay. It's a crowded, top-heavy offensive depth chart for Chicago and Strome could easily fall through the cracks. Fantasy managers would be wise to let another team take the risk on draft day.
Strome followed up an impressive first season in Chicago with a dud, but so did the rest of the team in 2019-20. He finished with 26 assists and 38 points, and saw his role decrease after getting leapfrogged by Kirby Dach on the depth chart. He was originally expected to be dropped down to the third line in 2020-21, but with Dach expected to miss most if not all of the campaign while recovering from wrist surgery, Strome shouldn't have any trouble hanging on to a top-six role and perhaps even a spot on the Blackhawks' top power-play unit. That will give him 15-goal, 40-plus point upside, making Strome worth a look in the middle rounds on draft day.
The third overall pick was having yet another underwhelming start to the season last year, notching six points in 19 games, when the Coyotes decided to cut their losses and send him to Chicago in exchange for Nick Schmaltz in late November. The change of scenery couldn't have worked out better for Strome, who went on to rack up 17 goals and 51 points in 58 games with the Blackhawks while exhibiting tremendous chemistry with former Erie Otters teammate Alex DeBrincat. It appears as though Chicago has finally found its long-awaited No. 2 center in Strome, who will be locked into a spot in the Blackhawks' top six while getting ample work with the man advantage in 2019-20. Strome may not be able to replicate the near point-per-game pace he set during his time with Chicago last year, but 20-plus goals and 60-plus points should be easily attainable for the 6-foot-3 pivot in his first full season as a Blackhawk, making him a desirable secondary option in any fantasy format.
The third overall pick from the 2015 draft has yet to live up to expectations at hockey's highest level. While Strome fared well in his first season with AHL Tucson -- 61 points (25 goals, 36 assists) in 59 games -- he has yet to stand out in the pack of youthful Desert Dogs with 10 points (four goals, six assists) through 28 contests. Nevertheless, it's worth noting that Strome produced eight three goals and five assists in the final 10 games before heading to AHL Tucson for its 2018 playoff run, so if the skilled two-way competitor picks up where left off, he could yield a substantial return.
The blue-chip prospect is expected to be Arizona's No. 1 center down the line, and Strome showcased his promise by capping off his OHL career with a Memorial Cup Championship and tournament MVP honors. His offensive upside is sky high, and he already had a seven-game stint with Arizona to start the 2016-17 campaign. However, it wouldn't be shocking if Arizona continued to be pragmatic with its coveted prospect. Strome needs to fill out his 6-foot-3 frame and show that he can play a 200-foot game, and that might require some AHL seasoning. There's a legitimate chance that everything will click in training camp and he lands a permanent NHL job, but just note that it might not be a seamless transition to full-time NHL duty, either.
Strome is a power forward looking to turn pro after three successful campaigns with OHL Lake Erie, which saw him amass 92 goals, 187 helpers and a plus-87 rating. Drafted by the Coyotes with the third overall pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Strome tentatively projects to start the upcoming season in a top-six role, centering a natural scorer in Tobias Rieder and Shane Doan, the ageless wonder. Furthermore, Leapfrogging Brad Richardson for time on the man advantage should be a small hurdle for Strome, thus adding to his intrigue from a fantasy perspective. Strome should already be on dynasty and keeper rosters and his upside alone makes him worth a speculative play at the back end of season-long drafts this fall.
Strome was selected third overall by the Coyotes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and may immediately become the organization's top prospect, which is saying something with Max Domi and Anthony Duclair already in the fold. The optimism is for good reason, though, as Strome led the OHL in scoring this year with 132 points while playing in the shadow of No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid. The big (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) center showed that he wasn't just riding McDavid's coattails when he posted 29 points in the 20 games his more well-known teammate missed due to injury and through his commitment to the World Junior Championship. While Strome is likely to head back to junior for another season, he has the potential to be a top-line center in the NHL for a long time, and is certainly worthy of rostering in dynasty formats.
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Plays hero Friday
CWashington Capitals
March 23, 2024
Strome collected three assists, one on the power play, and had the only successful attempt in the shootout during Friday's 7-6 win over the Hurricanes.
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Two points versus Calgary
CWashington Capitals
March 18, 2024
Strome notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Flames.
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Grabs three helpers vs. Pens
CWashington Capitals
March 7, 2024
Strome recorded three assists in Thursday's 6-0 win over Pittsburgh.
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Three points in Friday's win
CWashington Capitals
March 2, 2024
Strome scored a goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-2 win over the Flyers.
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Extends point streak
CWashington Capitals
February 27, 2024
Strome registered a power-play assist while logging 15:14 of ice time during Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
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