The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed LW Matthew Strome, the club's Fourth Round Pick (106th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to an entry-level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Below are news & notes on Strome:
POSITION: Left Wing
DRAFTED: 4th Round, 106th overall (2017)
TEAM/LEAGUE: Hamilton Bulldogs - OHL (Ontario Hockey League)
AGE: 19 (1-6-1999)
BORN: Mississauga, Ontario
VITALS: 6'3", 201 pounds
* Strome leads the Hamilton Bulldogs with 37 goals and ranks third on the team in overall scoring with 68 points (37g-31a) in 64 games.
* His 37 goals, 31 assists and 68 points are all new career highs.
* He has helped lead the Bulldogs to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 42-18-3-3 record for 90 points in the OHL this season.
* Last season, Strome appeared in seven OHL playoff games for the Bulldogs, where he recorded eight points (1g-7a).
* Currently in his third season with Hamilton, Strome has career marks of 87 goals and 81 assists for 168 points in 191 regular season games.
* Strome comes from a hockey family with brothers Ryan (Edmonton) and Dylan (Arizona) drafted and in the NHL.
* In his OHL rookie season (2015-16), he scored more goals than Dylan and Ryan scored during their first OHL seasons.