Strome collected a pair of helpers in a 6-3 win Sunday over the visiting Wild.
Strome's assists both came at even strength and within 2:34 of each other in the second period, helping him to a plus-3 rating in the contest. His 10:16 of ice time was a season low, but the fact that Strome has four points in six contests is a nice start for a guy that struggled with demotions and healthy scratches last season.
Strome scored his second goal of the season and registered four shots on net during Friday's win over Arizona.
After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, Strome and fantasy owners are looking for a rebound showing. He hit the 50-point mark in his first full season in the league in 2014-15 but scored just 28 points over 71 games last year. He has two goals and 10 shots on net over five games to start 2016-17, but his minus-4 rating and limited ice time (12:56 per night) aren't overly encouraging. He'll likely need an uptick in minutes to return a bounce-back showing.
Strome scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to Washington.
Strome is banking on a big rebound in 2016-17. Two years ago, Strome showed off his skills in a 50-point season, only to drop off the map with 28 points in 2015-16. We need to see a bit more before we buy on Strome, but the skills are there.
Strome seemed to be headed toward a deal with New York all summer long, but the two sides took almost the entire offseason to come to an agreement. The 23-year-old will anchor the third line due to the depth down the middle for the Isles, and fantasy owners can likely expect him to put together another 40-point campaign.
Strome has no other options, so it's expected that he will sign a contract, but it's worth noting that the Islanders still have a rule that if you don't sign by the opening of training camp (Sept. 22 this year), you sit out the season. Assuming he signs, Strome is slated to start out centering the third line after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign.