Strome signed a two-year, $9 million contract extension with the Rangers on Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The Rangers offered $3.6 million annually in arbitration and Strome's camp was seeking $5.7 million per year, so this deal makes sense for both sides. Strome had his best season yet as a pro in 2019-20, potting 18 goals while setting career highs in assists (49) and points (59) in 70 contests. The 27-year-old pivot will continue to skate on New York's second line alongside the always lethal Artemi Panarin in 2020-21, and he'll also maintain a spot on the Blueshirts' top power-play unit, so he should produce at a similar clip next season.
Strome posted an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Strome managed two assists in the series, which the Hurricanes swept 3-0. The 27-year-old forward broke out with a career-high 59 points (18 goals, 41 helpers) in 70 contests this year.
Strome scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Hurricanes. The 26-year-old has a seven-game point streak going, racking up four goals and nine points over that stretch. Strome has already reached a new personal best in points on the year with 53, and his 16 goals leaves him three shy of the career-high 19 he potted last season.
Strome dished out a power-play helper in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins. Strome extended his point streak to five games (two goals, four assists). He's heating back up after a 10-game stretch that featured no goals and just three assists, and Sunday's effort helped Strome reach the 50-point mark for the second time in his career. That's where his production ended with the 2014-15 Islanders, so every point Strome scores from here on out will set a new career mark.
Strome posted a power-play assist and three shots on net in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. Strome has averaged a career-high 19:32 of ice time per game this year, and the results have been impressive. The 26-year-old has generated 12 goals and 31 assists through 48 games, and he's just seven points shy of a career high in points heading into the All-Star break. Strome's set to be a restricted free agent this summer, and he could be a valuable building block in the Blueshirts' rebuild.
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