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Anton Stralman | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Anton Stralman scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Florida.
The Panthers scored the first goal of the game but Stralman's goal at the 12:08 mark of the first period tied the game one. The 28-year-old also registered an assist on Tampa Bay's last goal (scored by Tyler Johnson). Stralman has five goals and 32 points this season. Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning. Mar 1 - 8:03 PM

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Anton Stralman had two assists in Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over Arizona on Saturday night.

Stralman picked up both of his points in the second period of the contest. He helped set up Ondrej Pavelec's power play goal and Ryan Callahan's go-ahead marker. The 28-year-old has four goals and 30 points in 61 games this season. The Bolts are now 3-1 on their West Coast road trip.
Feb 22 - 11:58 AM

Anton Stralman scored and added an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-1 win over Anaheim on Wednesday.

The Lightning's puck moving d-man now has five points in four games in a mini hot streak. Stralman has been a pretty nice bargain for fantasy owners this season with 28 points and a plus-22 rating in 60 games. The Lightning had four different players score in the second period that ended the game. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson each added a goal in the impressive win.
Feb 19 - 1:55 AM

Anton Stralman notched two assists on Thursday night in a 6-3 loss to St. Louis.

It was the veteran's first time on the scoreboard in six games and his 25th point in 57 games this year.
Feb 12 - 10:56 PM

Anton Stralman’s two-point night helped lead the Lightning to a 3-2 shootout win over the Avalanche on Saturday.

Stralman’s goal gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead in the third period, his first marker since Nov. 8. He has three goals and 22 points on the season, so he’s well on his way to topping the six and 34 he posted in 2009-10. Ryan Callahan got the other goal and also won it in the shootout.
Jan 17 - 10:34 PM

Anton Stralman contributed two assists in Tampa Bay's 7-3 loss to Philadelphia on Monday.

One of his helpers came on a power-play goal by Steve Stamkos. Stralman's point production has slowed down after a hot start, but he has registered six assists in his past six outings. He now has posted 20 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 13 - 10:11 AM

Anton Stralman registered two assists in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Buffalo.

He also had a plus-3 rating and three shots on goal. Stralman has been cold offensively for a while now. He entered Wednesday's match without scoring a point in his previous eight games and he had one assist over 14 contests. He hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 8.
Jan 1 - 10:43 AM

Anton Stralman skipped Monday's practice for "body maintenance."

At this time, we would expect him to be in the lineup on Tuesday night against Washington. We will let you know if that changes. Stralman's point production has slowed down considerably after a hot start. He has three assists in his past 14 games.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Anton Stralman registered two assists in Tampa Bay's 2-1 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

The 28-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Bolts this off-season and he's been a solid acquisition. Stralman has two goals, 12 points and is a plus-12. He has really stepped up in the absence of Victor Hedman. Stralman is probably one of the most underrated defensemen in the NHL.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Anton Stralman will be back at Madison Square Garden on Monday as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He signed with the Lightning in the off-season after helping the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Final. Former Blueshirts Ryan Callahan and Brian Boyle will also be returning to New York for the first time with Tampa Bay. "It's something special," Stralman said. "A little emotional and fun at the same time. That's one of the big games that if I'm looking at the schedule, I think 'Cally' and 'Boyler' would say the same thing. If there's one game out of the regular season you really want to win, it's this one."
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:00:00 AM

Anton Stralman, who sat out Friday's practice, looks good to go Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

It was just a maintenance day off for the underrated defenseman. Make sure you have Stralman active Saturday evening.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Anton Stralman has been Tampa's best player so far this season.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper can't say enough good things about Stralman, who is part of the top defensemen pairing and is anchoring the first power-play unit while Victor Hedman recovers from injury. "Anton Stralman is an outstanding defenseman," Cooper said. "It's funny. Stats are stats. You people (media) can read into them whatever you want. But it's a 7-2 game (against the Wild) and you find a way to come out a plus-1, that's pretty impressive. And he plays 20 minutes. It's not like he plays one shift a period." Stralman is an amazing plus 13. Of course the real revelation in Stralman's game is his offense. He has nine points in 13 games. Even when Hedman returns, Stralman will have plenty fantasy value. Try and get him from an owner who may not fully appreciate his talents.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:39:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been thrilled with the play of Anton Stralman.

"I love his calmness with the puck. There's no panic in his game," said associate coach Rick Bowness. "One thing at ice level we can see is their eyes, and he's very calm. He sees the game. He knows the game. His positional play is very strong. He never panics with the puck. He never puts his partner in danger. He's just a very good player. We couldn't be happier." Stralman has played well offensively and defensively in the early going for the Lightning. He has one goal, six assists and a plus-9 rating in nine games. He's averaging 22:23 of ice time per contest and he appears to be money well spent after he signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal in the summer.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Anton Stralman registered a goal and an assist in the Lightning’s 7-2 loss against the Wild on Saturday night.

Stralman has been a poster boy of the analytics community, as a player who drives puck possession and plays a shutdown defensive game. Despite those accolades, he hasn’t flashed much offensive finish in his career. This season, though, he’s asserted himself more, and he’s already recorded a goal and seven points — with a plus-nine rating. Nikita Kucherov had the other goal.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Anton Stralman continued to work on Tampa Bay's second power-play unit during Monday's practice.

He manned the point with the man advantage during Saturday's preseason game as well. Stralman had one goal in 81 games with the Rangers last year, but he scored three exhibition markers with the Lightning. He may get a chance to chip in more offensively than he did in New York and he's worth keeping an eye on.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy