Midday Breakaway: Strome On The Range

The Washington Capitals signed center Dylan Strome to a one-year, $3.5 million contract back on July 14 as a potential remedy for the pending absence of Nicklas Backstrom. The third overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft made his Capitals’ debut Wednesday night in Philadelphia, and did so in impressive fashion, potting two goals in the Capitals 3-1 victory.

Strome’s first tally in a Washington Capitals’ sweater came at 7:42 of the second period, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

Strome’s second goal of the contest came at 16:20 of the third period, sealing the victory for the visitors.

Strome, 25, tallied 22 goals, 48 points and a 52.3% faceoff-winning percentage in 69 games last season. All attractive numbers when discussing potential fill-ins for Backstrom. He met with the media following last night’s game:

“It’s been good, I got here early September”, said Strome in his media day presser. “I’ve been skating here for a couple weeks now, and it feels good. A lot of nice guys in the dressing room and made me feel welcome. My wife and daughter are at our house in Arlington; it’s a great spot, some nice restaurants around the neighborhood and seems family friendly.”

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Midday Breakaway: Strome On The Range

  1. Anonymous says:

    Outlook for the Caps this season took a bit of a jump last night.

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