Strachan, 29, had two assists in 18 games last season with the Washington Capitals. He spent most of the season with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, where he had four goals and 19 points in 60 games.
A fifth-round pick (No. 137) of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2003 NHL Draft, Strachan has one goal and 15 points in 138 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers and Capitals. He has one assist in two Stanley Cup Playoff games, with the Panthers in 2012.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter