The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Dylan Strome on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season ($3,000,000 salary cap hit).
Strome, 23, tallied 38 points (12G, 26A) in 58 games last season with Chicago. His 26 helpers ranked fourth among Blackhawks' skaters while his 38 points ranked fifth on the club. Strome made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut last season, recording two goals and an assist in nine contests.
"We believe Dylan is ready to take the next step in his career and build off the strides he has made in his first two years in Chicago," said Stan Bowman, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. "He has great offensive instincts and brings creativity and skill to our team. We are thrilled he is now signed and able to join us tomorrow for the start of training camp."
Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 25, 2018 with Brendan Perlini in exchange for Nick Schmaltz, Strome set career highs in points (57), goals (20), assists (37) and games played (78) with the Blackhawks and Coyotes during the 2018-19 season. With Chicago, he recorded 51 points (17G, 34A) in 58 games. His 51 points ranked fifth on the team while his 17 markers and 34 helpers shared fifth.
Originally drafted by Arizona with the third overall pick in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft, Strome made his NHL debut during the 2016-17 season, notching an assist in seven games with the Coyotes. Over four NHL seasons (2016-20) with Chicago and Arizona, the Mississauga, Ontario native has totaled 105 points (36G, 69A) in 164 contests.