|New York Islanders|
|Written by Brendan Ross|
April 2013 - Ryan Strome was reassigned to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League after his Niagara Ice Dogs were eliminated from OHL post season action. Strome finished sixth in OHL regular season scoring with 34 goals and 94 points in 53 contests. The fourth-year centre of the Ice Dogs added three points in five playoff games. Look for Strome to make an immediate impact at the AHL level as he attempts to prove himself NHL-ready (or close to it) for next season's New York Islanders. Brendan Ross
February 2013 – After a strong World Junior Championship performance where he posted six points in as many games, Strome was called to Long Island for camp. Surprisingly he was cut rather quickly and did not get a trial in any games. At this point Strome now has 73 points in 42 games, and is catching back up to the top of the OHL scoring race. There are very few reasons that he shouldn’t be included on the Islanders regular roster next season. Jason Banks
December, 2012 - Strome will skate on Team Canada's top line at the WJC in Russia. Rich Dillon
December 2012 - Strome was named the OHL Player of the Month (November) after tearing the league up with nine goals and 35 points in 13 monthly games, recording at least one point in each game. Brendan Ross
December 2012 - The OHL's current scoring leader, Ryan Strome, was one of 21 forwards invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. He is also one of six potential returnees from the 2012 bronze medal Canadian team. Strome will be one of Canada's most offensively dangerous players and should be among the team scoring leaders throughout the tournament. Brendan Ross
November 2012 - Ryan Strome participated in both 2012 Subway Super Series for Team OHL and earned Player of the Game honours after tallying one goal and an assist in game 4. Strome had a strong showing in the Sarnia game as he used his speed and slick puck skills to control the offense for the OHLers. Brendan Ross
October 2012 – Ryan Strome was named to the 2012 Subway Super Series Team OHL Roster slated to compete in a six-game series versus the Russian National Junior Team in November. Brendan Ross
August, 2012 - Quoted from "Report Cards of Canada-Russia Challenge": Strome was the heroic figure as the four-game series came to a close after scoring the overtime winner executing a toe-drag around a sprawled out defender and firing one beyond the Russian tender. Strome displayed his crafty hands and creativity on that play but his game was pretty erratic over the four games. He was awful in the opening game as he continuously coughed up the puck after trying to do too much himself. He remains a valuable asset to own in fantasy leagues but his 5th overall draft status (2011) may have some owners overestimating his upside. I see Strome in a similar mold as Sam Gagner and Nazem Kadri, two very creative forwards that need to play alongside a natural finisher to reach their upside. Luckily for Strome, John Tavares could be that perfect player if Strome eventually moves to the wing. Don’t write Strome off completely as he possesses some filthy offensive skills but I question how well he will be able to translate his game to the next level. Brendan Ross
February, 2012 –Ryan Strome became the fourth consecutive forward and third center selected in the past four first rounds when the Islanders announced his name fifth overall. The Mississauga native experienced a breakout draft year season improving from 27 points in his rookie season to an impressive 106 points. Blessed with slick hands and professional offensive vision, Strome is a creative player with a strong competitive drive. Ryan Strome has missed considerable time in his third OHL season due to facial fractures but has shown his consistent play registering points in all but just a handful of games. Strome has showcased his strong agile skating ability and his coachable approach to the game has led many to believe his offensive upside is well within grasp.
Selecting Ryan Strome high in the 2011 draft proves that the Islanders coveted his offensive abilities. Stromes’ responsible defensive game will provide him with plenty of minutes in all situations leaving fantasy poolies to reap the offensive rewards. In New York, look for Strome to slot into the number two pivot position and play alongside Tavares on the Isles’ future top powerplay unit. Strome among the top ten prospects not playing in the NHL.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 08:58|