Dylan Strome has found himself a new NHL home for 2022-23Vincent Pariseon July 14, 2022 at 9:48 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks are losing some players in free agency by their own choice. Dominik Kubalik, Collin Delia, and Erik Gustaffson are all off to new NHL homes as they prepare for the 2022-23 season. Meanwhile, it is clear that Chicago will have a full-on rebuild.

One of the other players that Chicago decided to let walk was Dylan Strome. Since the start of free agency, we have been waiting for word on where he is going to go next. Well, we have our answer as he is headed to the Washington Capitals.

Strome had an up and down tenure in Chicago. Many felt that he wasn’t treated fairly as he is a highly skilled player that produced at a fair pace. He is going to fit in well with the Washington Capitals.

It is a shame that the Blackhawks are in this mess because it would have been nice to see what he can do with the new coach. Instead, he will move on and the Hawks will try their hand with some new pieces in play.

Sounds like Dylan Strome to WASH, 1x$3.5M. There was a lot of interest

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 14, 2022

Dylan Strome was a good player for the Chicago Blackhawks during his time.

Strome is going to a place that is loaded with talent. Of course, everything there starts and ends with Alexander Ovechkin. The Great 8 has his Stanley Cup so no breaking Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record is next on the agenda. He has a great shot at it.

For at least one year, Strome will be able to watch it firsthand. He is going to make 3.5 million dollars over that one year which is a really nice “prove it” contract for him. He should go there and thrive playing for that team that has high expectations every year.

Strome might even get some good playing time as we don’t know the status of Nicklas Backstrom. If he can assume that role as the second-line center for a year (if/when Backstrom comes back), he will play some big minutes with big players at both even strength and on the power play.

This is outstanding news for him and it will be fun to watch him all season long. If he goes there and has an excellent season, he will get a really nice contract for the following year and beyond.

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