Monday, July 6, 2015
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Dylan Strome to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Dylan Strome signs his entry-level contract on Monday alongside Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney. |
“We are very pleased to sign Dylan to an entry-level contract,” said Maloney. “Dylan is a very talented player and all he's done his entire career is lead his teams and leagues in scoring and win championships. He will be an important player for us in the future and a key building block for this franchise."
The 18-year-old Strome led the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in scoring with 45-84-129 in 68 games last season to capture the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league’s top scorer. He ranked first in the OHL in assists and third in goals while also recording 40 multi-point games.
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario was a co-winner of the Canadian Hockey League’s Sherwin-Williams Top Scorer Award and received the William Hanley Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s most sportsmanlike player in 2014-15. His 32 penalty minutes were the sixth lowest among the top-20 scorers.
Strome was drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (third overall) in the 2015 Entry Draft.