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Anton Stralman | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Anton Stralman thinks the Tampa Bay Lightning are "close to complete."
Stralman signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with Tampa Bay on July 1. "This team really excites me," Stralman said. "I think this team is very promising. When you’re making your choice, you want to see progress in a team in a positive way, and I think this team has all those good areas." Stralman made it to the Stanley Cup Final with the New York Rangers in 2014 and picked the Lightning as an unrestricted free agent after talking to former Rangers teammate and current Lightning forward Ryan Callahan. Jul 9 - 10:05 AM

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The Lightning signed Anton Stralman to a five-year, $22.5 million deal.

Stralman is an underrated rearguard who blocks shots well and makes good decisions under pressure. He also has untapped offensive capabilities. That said, $22.5 million is a pretty big number for a player who had his breakout season in 2013-14 after a number of mediocre campaigns. Stralman could register 30 points with solid plus/minus totals making him a marginal fantasy selection.
Jul 1 - 2:34 PM

The agent for Anton Stralman said that the New York Rangers are officially out on his services.

It's hard to imagine that Stralman is one of the more coveted free agents this season but it is a weak pool so he will likely get a nice contract. He had a goal and 13 points in 81 games for the Rangers.
Jul 1 - 12:13 PM

Anton Stralman is waiting to see if the Rangers contact him before the unrestricted free agent market opens.

Obviously, there's not much time left before the start of the free agent frenzy. Stralman had a goal and 13 points in 81 games in 2013-14.
Jul 1 - 11:42 AM

Contract talks between Anton Stralman and the New York Rangers reportedly aren't going very well.

The two sides don't have long before Stralman can test free agency on July 1.
Jun 26 - 3:16 PM

The Rangers have allotted about $4 million to re-signing Anton Stralman, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

The defenseman had a standout season for the Rangers, despite recording just 18 points in the regular season and playoffs. He drove the possession when he was on the ice and was great in a shutdown role. Thus, he’ll be due a nice pay increase from the $1.8 million he made last season. It’s just hard to say how much other teams value what he brings to the ice.
Jun 21 - 7:39 PM

Anton Stralman would like to re-sign with the Rangers.

He wants some security in his new contract, but it's uncertain if that means he wants a long-term deal, more money or both. It's also unclear if New York has the space to accommodate him, but defense partner Marc Staal would like to see Stralman return.
Jun 16 - 1:29 PM

Anton Stralman will be due a nice raise this offseason.

The Rangers defenseman who carried a $1.7 million cap hit over a two-year deal will be an unrestricted free agent. While his offensive upside (18 points during the regular season and playoffs) is limited, the playoffs put the 27-year-old in the spotlight as one of the more steady, shutdown blueliners in the league and an excellent puck-possession player. It will be interesting to see what happens with him and if the Rangers fit him into their plans.
Jun 14 - 7:21 PM

Anton Stralman registered two hits and one block in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night.

His only other statistic of merit was one takeaway, but he helped the Rangers avoid watching the Los Angeles Kings celebrate a Stanley Cup victory Wednesday night when he cleared a puck from the goal line late in the first period. "It was a quick play on the power play there, and I just saw the puck roll behind Hanky and all I tried to do basically was get the stick out and obviously the puck, too," Stralman said. "I got a little lucky and saved the save." He's contributed five assists and a plus-5 rating in the playoffs.
Jun 12 - 9:46 AM

Anton Stralman had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

Stralman has three assists in 11 playoff games. He also logged a team-high 3:38 shorthanded minutes and blocked two shots on Wednesday.
May 8 - 9:22 AM

Anton Stralman will get some ice time on the Rangers' second power-play unit on Sunday night in Game 2 against the Penguins.

He will replace John Moore. Stralman is a very underrated player who finally seems to be getting his due.
May 4 - 12:53 PM

Marc Staal believes defense partner Anton Stralman is "underrated."

"He's a great player. He's very underrated I think," Staal said of Stralman "He doesn't get as much attention as he deserves. He's been playing great all year long. Very smart with the puck, very good positionally and he’s got a good stick. We work well together so we want to keep that going." He has two assists, 13 hits, seven blocks and a plus-4 rating in eight games during the 2014 postseason.
Source: ESPN.com
May 3 - 6:36 PM

Marc Levine, the agent for defenseman Anton Stralman, denied that he has turned down a three-year contract offer from the New York Rangers.

The rumor was that the offer was for around $9 million over the three seasons. While Levine did not go into details, it looks like both sides are working towards a contract extension.
Mar 10 - 8:38 AM

Anton Stralman was put on the third defensive pairing on Saturday.

Stralman played with John Moore while Kevin Klein moved up to play alongside Marc Staal as the Rangers dropped a 4-2 decision to the Flyers. Stralman has no fantasy value as he only has a goal and seven points with 18 penalty minutes in 60 games.
Mar 2 - 8:06 AM

Anton Stralman had two assists and was a plus-four on Sunday.

It was a big and rare fantasy gem of a game for the blueliner as he now has six assists in 53 games with a minus-four rating. Kudos if you had him in your lineup on Sunday but it was one of the few times this season that it has been a good idea.
Jan 27 - 7:32 AM

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3Alex Killorn
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RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
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D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
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6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
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