Capitals Sign Dylan Strome To Five-Year Extension
The Washington Capitals have signed Dylan Strome to a five-year, $25 million extension.
ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Washington Capitals have inked center Dylan Strome to a five-year, $25 million contract extension.
General manager Brian MacLellan announced the contract on Friday morning. Strome's deal carries an AAV of $5 million. The deal does not have a no-trade or no-movement clause but does include signing bonuses.
"Dylan is an intelligent and skilled center and has been a great addition to our organization," MacLellan said. "We are pleased to sign him to a long-term contract. We feel his skill set is a great fit for our team as he enters the prime years of his career at an important position."
The 25-year-old, who came in on a one-year, $3 million deal over the offseason, has fit in well with Washington as a top-6 center. Strome has mainly worked on the first line alongside Alex Ovechkin, and he also plays a key role on the power play.
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Through 52 games, Strome has 11 goals and 25 assists for 36 points, with 14 of those coming on the man advantage. The 6-3, 200-pound forward ranks second on the team in assists and third in points and power-play points. He is on pace to finish with a career-high 56 points.
Strome was the third-overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. Through 325 career games between the Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes, Strome has 78 goals and 128 assists.