New York Islanders
New York Islanders
Ryan Strome
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RyanStrome
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 196
BIRTHDATE: 07/11/1993
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NYI: 2011-5 overall
 
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Islanders in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft.

LAST SEASON:
Split his first professional season between the Islanders and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League)...Led the Sound Tigers with 49 points (13g/36a) despite playing just 37 AHL games..Finished seventh among AHL rookies in points...Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for November and named CCM/AHL Player of the Week in consecutive weeks, becoming the third AHL player in the last 20 years to earn the honor consecutively (Blake Geoffrion, 2011; Jim Carey, 1994)...Recalled from loan on Dec. 11. Was leading the AHL in scoring at the time with 33 points (9g/24a) in 23 games...Scored 18 points (7g/11a), including seven power-play points (4g/3a), in 37 NHL games...The Islanders went 21-11-5 when he played...Made his NHL debut on Dec. 14 vs. Montreal...Recorded his first NHL point (assist) on Dec. 20 at NY Rangers...Scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 6 vs. Dallas...Returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 15 after scoring four points (1g/3a) in 15 games...Represented the Sound Tigers at the 2014 AHL All-Star Weekend in St. John’s, NL, winning the accuracy shooting event in the Skills Competition and scoring twice in the game...Recalled under emergency conditions on Feb. 24...Had his first multi-point game (2a) and went plus-4 on Mar. 25 at Carolina.

INTERNATIONAL:
Represented Canada at two World Junior Championships (2012 - Calgary & Edmonton; 2013 - Ufa, Russia), winning bronze in 2012...Represented Canada at the 2013 Canada-Russia Challenge, scoring four points (2g/2a) in four games, including the overtime tournament winner...Won a silver medal with Team Ontario at the 2010 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ontario.  

JUNIOR:
2012-13:
Led the Niagara IceDogs in scoring with 94 points (34g/60a) in 53 games during his fourth and final season in the Ontario Hockey League...Led Niagara in assists and plus-minus rating (+43), establishing career highs in each category...Added three points (2g/1a) in five OHL Playoff games...Following the conclusion of his junior season, signed an amateur tryout contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and posted seven points (2g/5a) in 10 games...Scored on his first shot in his professional debut, and also added an assist on Apr. 2 at Worcester...Recorded two assists on Apr. 4 vs. Worcester.  2011-12: Scored 68 points (30g/38a) in 46 games with Niagara during his third season in the OHL...Finished third on the team in goals, despite playing in just 46 of the team’s 68 games...Posted the highest points-per-game on the team (1.48)...Finished second on the team with a career-best plus-37 rating...Added 23 points (7g/16a) in 20 postseason games, leading Niagara to the OHL finals...Tied for second on the team in playoff scoring...Remained on the Islanders roster and was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season, missing seven OHL games before being returned to Niagara on Oct. 13...Finished second on Team Canada with nine points (3g/6a) and a plus-9 rating in six games...Suffered facial fractures on Jan. 14 at Barrie and missed nine games, returning on Feb. 9 vs. Mississauga.  2010-11: Finished third in Ontario Hockey League scoring and led Niagara with 106 points (33g/73a) in 65 games during his second OHL season…Helped lead Niagara to a franchise-best 45 wins and 96 points…Voted Most Improved Player and Best Playmaker in the OHL Eastern Conference Coaches Poll…Posted 1.63 points-per-game, finishing first among OHL forwards…Ranked fourth on the team with a plus-28 rating…Added 12 points (6g/6a) in 14 playoff games…Named to the OHL Second All-Star Team…Posted 35 multi-point games, including a pair of four-point efforts (3g/1a on Oct. 13 at Belleville and 4a on Mar. 19 vs. Kingston)…Had a goal in six straight playoff games from Apr. 7-15. 2009-10: Split his first OHL season between the Barrie Colts and Niagara…Scored 14 points (5g/9a) in 34 games with Barrie, before being traded to Niagara in exchange for Alex Pietrangelo on Jan. 9…Posted 13 points (3g/10a) in 27 games with Niagara and added three assists in five playoff games…Drafted by Barrie in the first round (eighth overall) of the OHL Priority Selection.