Ryan Strome

Ryan Strome

30-Year-Old CenterC
Anaheim Ducks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Strome's first season with Anaheim wasn't a disaster, but it also wasn't anything to write home about. After resurrecting his career with the Rangers by supplying 53 goals, 162 points and 156 PIM in 200 games from 2019-20 through 2021-22, Strome finished the 2022-23 campaign with 15 goals, 41 points and 79 PIM in 82 contests. He also had a team-worst minus-30 rating, and with Anaheim still rebuilding, his plus-minus might be ugly again in 2023-24. Offensively though, Strome might do a bit better, in part because he's projected to serve on the second line with Mason McTavish, who is coming off a solid 43-point rookie campaign and has the potential to elevate his game and push Strome up along with him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Ducks in July of 2022.
Dishes pair of helpers
CAnaheim Ducks
April 18, 2024
Strome logged two assists, two hits and two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
ANALYSIS
Strome ended 2023-24 on a 19-game goal drought, earning just five assists in that span. He was far from consistent this season, but he had a much stronger first half of the campaign. Overall, the 30-year-old forward produced 11 goals, 30 helpers, 131 shots on net, 64 hits, 86 PIM and a minus-20 rating over 79 appearances in a middle-six role.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2023 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2022 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2021 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2020 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2017 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2016 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:48
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:25
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:08
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
18:20
2:47
0:32
2022–23
17:02
2:09
0:11
2023–24
15:48
2:25
0:08
Ducks Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Ducks Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ryan Strome See More
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers for the Week
72 days ago
Jan Levine discusses this week's top options, including Wyatt Johnston who had a fantastic March with 10 goals and six helpers over 13 contests.
FanDuel NHL: Sunday Targets
74 days ago
Selections for FanDuel's Sunday NHL DFS single-game slate covers both teams.
DraftKings NHL: Friday Breakdown
90 days ago
The Ducks are in Winnipeg on Friday as part of a two-game DraftKings DFS NHL slate.
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers For the Week
93 days ago
This week's list of risers includes veteran Ducks center Ryan Strome, who's seeing top-six minutes and has 12 points in his last 14 games.
FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets
121 days ago
Ryan Dadoun is loading up on Bruins on Tuesday, this time against the Lightning.
Latest Fantasy Rumors
Rangers reunion unlikely
CAnaheim Ducks
January 30, 2024
Strome's $5 million cap hit makes a trade from the Ducks to the Rangers unlikely, Jim Cerny of Sportsnaut reports.
ANALYSIS
Strome was productive over parts of four seasons with the Rangers but signed as a free agent with Anaheim in the summer of 2022. He's mainly played as a winger this season, racking up 24 points over 46 contests. The price is the concern for the Rangers, who will likely turn elsewhere for center depth now that Filip Chytil's season has been ended by a setback while recovering from an upper-body injury.
See All NHL Rumors
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
The November 2018 trade which sent Strome from Edmonton to New York may have saved his career. The Rangers paired Strome and Artemi Panarin each of the past three seasons and Strome responded with 162 points -- including 49 with the man advantage -- in 200 games. Strome hit unrestricted free agency this past summer and signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Anaheim after the Rangers decided to target Vincent Trocheck for their No. 2 center role instead. Strome will play this entire season at age 29, but he's joining a considerably worse club with noticeably less offensive talent. Strome looks like a major regression candidate, with 50 or so points his likely ceiling this coming year.
Strome's detractors will say his massive increase in production the past couple years is directly related to centering Artemi Panarin, but Panarin missed a good portion of last season with personal issues and Strome still managed 14 goals and 49 points in 56 games. Strome has developed into a force with the man advantage, posting 35 power-play points since the start of the 2019-20 campaign. For comparison's sake, Strome had all of 40 power-play points over his first six NHL seasons combined. The Rangers have really gotten their money's worth from Strome, but it's nearly impossible to envision a scenario in which he is part of their long-term plans. Strome is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer and could very well be dealt before then. He's in a perfect situation in New York and his fantasy value would plummet if a move is completed.
Strome enjoyed a career year in 2019-20, potting 18 goals while setting a new personal best in assists (41) and power-play points (17) while firing 154 shots on net in 70 contests. The 27-year-old pivot is once again expected to skate alongside Artemi Panarin on the Rangers' second line in 2020-21, so while last season's totals can certainly be considered an outlier, they aren't necessarily inimitable considering the talent Strome will be surrounded with and the substantial role he'll be filling during the upcoming campaign. Virtual managers should avoid overpaying for Strome based on last season's performance, but he'll still be worth a mid-to-late round pick as a solid producer with 60-plus point potential over the course of a full campaign.
Strome is a leading candidate for regression, as the career 10.0 percent shooter rode a 22.5 percent mark to 18 goals in 63 games with the Rangers after coming over in a trade from Edmonton. While sustaining that goal-scoring will be tough, Strome could still be a valuable player if he's able to win the competition for the No. 2 center spot behind Mika Zibanejad. With 28-35 points in each of the past four seasons since exploding for 50 with the Islanders back in 2014-15, Strome has given fantasy owners a clear idea of what to expect from him by now.
The Ontario native agreed to a two-year contract extension with Edmonton in July after amassing 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 82 games in 2017-18. However, the Oilers also signed Kyle Brodziak five days prior to compete with Strome for minutes as the team's third-line center. Over the past three seasons, Strome has secured at least 28 points -- a far cry from his 50-spot in 2014-15. The 24-year-old center has been known to go on incredibly hot and cold streaks throughout a given campaign, which is why he is best deployed in the deepest of leagues or perhaps serving as a budget option in select daily fantasy formats.
Strome wasn't much better in 2016-17 than he was the year before, and the Islanders -- longing for the 2014-15 edition of the 2011 draft’s No. 5 overall pick -- ran out of patience, shipping him off to the Oilers in exchange for Jordan Eberle. Not that skating next to John Tavares (when he got to do so) was a bad gig, but the talented 24-year-old will presumably get a crack at playing alongside superstar Connor McDavid on an Edmonton team that’s thin at right wing. Whether he'll be able to take advantage and return to his 50-point ways of two years ago remains an open question, though, as Strome doesn't have any playing-time guarantees. His performance in training camp may go a long way toward determining his fantasy value for this season.
After scoring 50 points in his first full season in the NHL, expectations were sky-high entering last season for Strome, the fifth-overall selection in 2011. Expectations did not meet reality however, as he contributed just eight goals and a total of 28 points, while his plus-minus plummeted from plus-23 the year before to minus-9 in a season where he was both a healthy scratch on numerous occasions and demoted to AHL Bridgeport. Going forward, Strome will look to right the ship and get back to the productive ways he flashed as a rookie as a member of the Isles’ top-six forward group. All of this, of course, depends on the team’s ability to retain Strome, who is still a restricted free agent. As such, he’s going to want to take every opportunity to prove his worth heading into his next contract, so he might not be the worst player to take a stab at this season given that extra incentive.
In his first full season for the Islanders, Strome quickly demonstated why he was chosen with the fifth overall pick back in 2011. After producing high scoring totals for AHL Bridgeport but delivering underwhelming results during his trial in the NHL in 2013-14, Strome came out with a vengeance this past season, scoring 17 goals and 33 assists for the Isles while being moved around from line-to-line. Strome, like so many others, benefitted by playing alongside John Tavares, but showed a knack for scoring goals even when he wasn't paired with No. 91. He also led the team with a plus-23 rating. At 6-foot-0 and 180 pounds, Strome isn’t afraid to throw his body around, aggressively forechecking and creating problems for opponents in their own zone. Likely slotting in with Anders Lee and Frans Nielsen on the team’s second line to begin the upcoming campaign, Strome will look to build off last season’s success as he develops into one of the league’s more dynamic point scorers.
How the Islanders handle Strome during training camp is certainly something worth watching. Strome is a highlight reel waiting to happen, but it’s not yet apparent where he might play. Though he’s a natural center, the Islanders need a top-line wing to join John Tavares and Kyle Okposo, and Strome certainly has the talent to fill that void. The Islanders have resisted the temptation to move Strome to the wing in the past, but with the team already loaded at the center spot, it would seem a waste of the 21-year-old’s abilities to drop him to a checking line. If Strome does indeed end up occupying the left wing spot on the top line, he should also be moved up your draft rankings accordingly. A trio of Tavares, Okposo, and Strome could represent one of the best young lines in the NHL.
Strome is the Islanders top offensive prospect. He has the tools and the talent to be a top-line player. With Niagara of the OHL, he scored 34 goals and added 60 assists in 53 games. He is a player worth watching and is expected to break camp with the Islanders. Another interesting tidbit is that the Isles are toying with the idea of moving him to wing. This transition would allow the team to pair him on the top line with John Tavares and Matt Moulson, forming what could be one of the top 10 scoring lines in the NHL.
Strome could be the crown jewel of the Islanders organization. A top line center that defenses will have to account for, he is a playmaker that could embarrass a defender with his stickhandling at any moment. Strome has scored 63 goals to go with 111 assists over the past two seasons in the OHL, along with being voted in the top three for playmaker, stickhandler, and mental acumen in an OHL poll of Eastern Conference coaches. Islander fans are awaiting his arrival but it still may not be this season as the Isles are being very careful about their top prospect. A strong camp could force their hand but smart money has him making his debut either in the middle of the season, or next year. Strome should definitely be a target for those in keeper leagues, as he's going to a special player.
Strome was the Islanders' first- round pick (5th overall) in this year's NHL draft. He is super talented and could finally be the player that puts the Isles back in the highlight reel as there doesn't seem to be anything he can't do on the ice. Strome had 33 goals and 73 assists in the OHL last season, and is also not afraid to play a physical game as he had 82 PIMs to boot. He is unlikely to begin the season with the Isles as they don't want to rush him, but he is way too talented to stay away from the big club for long. In keeper leagues, he is a player you should be targeting at the draft.
More Fantasy News
Provides two assists in win
CAnaheim Ducks
April 9, 2024
Strome registered two assists, four hits and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Kings.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Gets on scoresheet with helper
CAnaheim Ducks
April 7, 2024
Strome produced an assist, six shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Two-point effort in Friday's loss
CAnaheim Ducks
March 8, 2024
Strome scored a goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Stars.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Scores game-tying goal
CAnaheim Ducks
March 6, 2024
Strome scored a goal and added two PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Senators.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Contributes two power-play helpers
CAnaheim Ducks
February 29, 2024
Strome notched a pair of power-play assists and two PIM in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sharks.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.