Dylan Strome of Mississauga, Ontario was traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. He was traded with Brendan Perlini for Nick Schmaltz.
Strome, a centre, was the Coyotes’ first riund draft pick, third overall, in the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He was only drafted behind Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.
In 20 games this season for the Coyotes, Strome has three goals and three assists for six points, is a -10, with six penalty minutes, four power play points, one game winning goal, 40 shots on goal, 138 faceoff wins, nine blocked shots, two hits, eight takeaways, and four giveaways. Strome’s game winning goal came in a 4-1 Coyotes win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 23. The goal came on the power play from Vinnie Hinostroza and Jordan Oesterle.
Perlini has two goals and four assists for six points in 22 games. Schmaltz has two goals and nine assists for 11 points in 23 games.
The Blackhawks and Coyotes are both currently not in a playoff spot and are each in sixth place in their respective divisions. The Blackhawks are sixth in the Central Division with 23 points and the Coyotes are sixth in the Pacific Division with 20 points. The Dallas Stars currently hold eighth place in the Western Conference with 26 points.