Friday, July 06, 2018

Oilers Re-Sign Ryan Strome

It's turning out to be a busy morning on Friday, as another restricted free agent comes off the board in Ryan Strome.  Strome and the Oilers agreed upon a new 2-year extension, reportedly worth $6.2 million over that span.

Strome was acquired by the Oilers last summer in a deal that saw Jordan Eberle leave town and the result of the deal was somewhat underwhelming, as the 25-year old only registered 13 goals and 34 points in all 82 games, not quite living up to the potential he had coming in from junior.

The Oilers had Strome up and down throughout the lineup through the season, but couldn't quite stick with the big lines for very long and his numbers really reflected that.  He did finish 184th among all forwards in scoring, so he gets a hockey pool nod this summer, but I'd still be weary of taking him next season, just because of his inconsistencies in the lineup.

Edmonton has been busy in this off-season, so it will be interesting to see how some of the new faces like Tobias Rieder and Kyle Brodziak fit in with this group.  The team still has to re-sign Darnell Nurse in this off-season and now they're getting awfully close to the ceiling with this signing today.

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