Dylan Strome was picked 3rd overall in the 2015 NHL draft by the Coyotes and his future in Arizona has been an interesting talking point over the past few years.
While he's still only 20 years of age, Strome failed to take off in his first NHL stint last season, recording one assist through seven games. He's absolutely dominated at the junior level, racking up two 100-plus point seasons in the OHL with the Erie Otters.
The 6'3" forward clearly possesses the skill to succeed in a fast-paced league like the OHL, but there might be an issue with his ability to adapt to the style of play in the NHL.
Each player taken in the top 10 of the 2015 NHL draft has played at least half a season of NHL games, which Strome being the lone exception. Players like
Another issue for Strome is Arizona is already gushing with so much young talent it might be hard for him to land consistent ice time. Max Domi, Anthony Duclair, Lawson Crouse, Clayton Keller and Christian Dvorak are all young forwards expected to play key roles in the coming years.
There's no reason to believe Strome won't become a dynamic scorer at the NHL level, but is it in Arizona's best interest to keep him around?
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