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Ryan Strome | Winger | #18

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Strome is looking forward to getting a fresh start with the Oilers.
He recorded just 13 goals and 30 points in 69 matches with the Islanders last year. "With so many ups and downs in my career, I think I've definitely learned to handle adversity pretty well," Strome said. "I've had a lot thrown at me and I've gone through some stuff. I definitely don't feel like too much of a rookie anymore, it's funny how fast time flies. But being traded now, it's a good opportunity, and people are excited to have me and it's going to be good. It's nothing but optimism from my end." Edmonton intends to take advantage of Strome's versatility by playing him up and down the lineup, but it's probable that he will get a chance to play on the right side with Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl. Aug 5 - 10:06 AM

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Edmonton bench boss Todd McLellan expects to have a "very motivated" Ryan Strome this season.

"I think he's focused on coming back and having a very strong year," McLellan said. "He's excited about becoming an Oiler and we can't wait to get him to training camp." Strome can play center or the wing, so McLellan sees him as a versatile option. He could be someone to pick up if he plays alongside Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl.
Jul 27 - 4:03 PM

Ryan Strome is happy to be a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton acquired Strome on Thursday from the New York Islanders in exchange for Jordan Eberle. "Super-excited, honestly, I was at a loss for words," said Strome. "Other than the emotional aspect of missing some teammates, I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity. Obviously there are a lot of great things going on Edmonton. Just from watching them in the playoffs this year I’m really ecstatic about joining the group. I’ve already had a lot of guys reach out to me from the team, I think that says a lot about them. I’m really looking forward to it, honestly. I’m just super-excited." Strome already has a connection with Connor McDavid as his brother, Dylan Strome, played with McDavid while they were part of the OHL's Erie Otters. Ryan Strome hasn't lived up to his potential yet, so this will be an important season for the soon-to-be 24-year-old.
Jun 23 - 4:18 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Ryan Strome from the New York Islanders in exchange for Jordan Eberle.

Eberle had declined somewhat offensively in recent years and he came with a $6 million annual cap hit, so from the Oilers perspective, they're getting a cheaper, younger forward in this exchange. That said, Strome is a gamble. While he does have a lot of offensive upside, the soon-to-be 24-year-old is coming off a campaign where he was limited to 30 points and he only recorded 28 points in 2015-16. Perhaps a change of scenery is what he needs to bounce back. He'll be a restricted free agent after the 2017-18 campaign, so this will be a key season for him.
Jun 22 - 12:52 PM

Ryan Strome (wrist) might have been able to return to the Islanders' lineup next week had they made the playoffs.

In other words, the Islanders would have gotten help from Strome in the first round if they had avoided elimination. As it is, Strome should be fine for the 2017-18 campaign.
Apr 10 - 4:40 PM

Ryan Strome won't need surgery for his broken wrist.

Strome is still likely to miss the remainder of the regular season though as he has a three-to-six week timetable. The good news is that if the Islanders do make the playoffs and Strome is healthy on the earlier end of that timeline, then he might not miss much of the postseason.
Mar 24 - 11:18 AM

Ryan Strome has been lost to the Islanders with a broken wrist suffered in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

He won't be able to return to the team unless they make a deep playoff run. Thus at least ends the 23-year-old's regular season. He posted 13 goals and 30 points with 40 PIMs and 59 hits in 69 games. In 30 games under coach Doug Weight, Strome posted seven goals and 16 points.
Mar 23 - 12:44 PM

Ryan Strome picked up a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars.

Strome opened the scoring at the 9:29 mark of the opening frame. He then helped set up goals by Andrew Ladd (second period) and Dennis Seidenberg (third period). Strome has collected two three-point games in his last five outings, but he's still put up just 28 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 2 - 11:13 PM

Ryan Strome packed a pair of goals and an assist into Sunday's win over New Jersey.

Strome found the scoresheet for the first time in three games. He now has 11 goals and 25 points in 55 games this season. The Isles beat the Devils 6-4.
Feb 19 - 11:09 PM

Ryan Strome's point streak is up to five games.

Strome registered an assist in a 3-1 win over Philadelphia. He has eight goals and 21 points in 49 contests this season.
Feb 10 - 9:37 AM

Ryan Strome is on a four-game point streak.

Strome had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 6-5 win against Toronto Monday night. That gives him eight goals and 20 points in 48 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 7 - 6:25 AM

Ryan Strome was benched in the third period for 'poor defense'.

Interim head coach Doug Weight was not happy with the lack of effort that Strome gave on Ivan Provorov's tying goal in the third and benched him for the next three shifts at even strength before he was put on the ice for a power play. "He had a chance to shoot there and he didn’t. That’s human error; you can live with that," Weight said. "I was more upset with the track [defensively]. It’s a play you’ve got to make, get to the middle, protect that good ice. Stromie knows. He sat a couple shifts and went out for the power play, and we should’ve had one there."
Jan 23 - 9:06 AM

Ryan Strome picked up an assist in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado.

His helper came on a power-play goal by Johnny Boychuk. Strome has heated up recently with four goals and four assists in his last nine games.
Jan 7 - 9:17 AM

Ryan Strome scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Strome did all his damage in the second period, as his goal made it 2-0 at the 14:36 mark of the frame. He also helped set up John Tavares' goal (3-0) less than five minutes later. The 23-year-old has five goals and five assists in 30 games this season.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:59:00 PM

Ryan Strome found the back of the net in Friday's 3-2 OT loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Strome opened the scoring at the 13:08 mark of the first period. After going 20 games between goals, he's now scored in back-to-back contests. The 23-year-old has four goals and eight points in 27 games this season. Alan Quine also scored a goal in tonight's loss.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:59:00 PM

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All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Jussi Jokinen
4Anton Slepyshev
5Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Ryan Strome
3Jesse Puljujarvi
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
6Ty Rattie
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Eric Gryba
8Yohann Auvitu
9Mark Fayne
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit