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.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic