Messier was the co-pilot to Wayne Gretzky with the Edmonton Oilers during their championship run in the 1980s; Jagr was a linemate to Mario Lemieux on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup teams in the 1990s.
Strome was the second-line center to Connor McDavid in Erie this season. But like Messier and Jagr, Strome was able to steal some of the spotlight and emerge as a star.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound center led the Ontario Hockey League with 129 points and was third with 45 goals. He clinched the scoring title on the final day of the regular season with four goals and two assists against the Niagara IceDogs.