Dylan Strome will be even better this season

Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports /

We’ve come down to two more Washington Capitals left to predict. Both of these players are centers. We start out with Dylan Strome in this article and you can figure out who the next one will be.

Strome had a good first season with the Capitals. It was good enough to get a midseason extension for five more seasons. After he signed that contract, he got even better showing Brian MacLellan that he was worth the investment.

Strome finished last season with a career high 23 goals and 42 assists for 65 points. That’s a career high trifecta with career highs in all three categories.

The center who will be skating on the third line tomorrow night signed that contract on Feb. 3. He played in 19 games since signing that deal. He started out with a three point game on Super Bowl Sunday against the San Jose Sharks with a goal and two assists.

In total in those 19 games, Strome finished with 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points. As the team got cold to close out the season, Strome remained hot and was one of the lone bright spots. If you’re looking for another bright spot, it was definitely Rasmus Sandin.

Predicting Strome’s numbers this season, I could see him getting career high numbers once again. His game has been trending upward and he’s only 26 and won’t turn 27 until March.

I predict Strome will record 25 goals and 45 assists for 70 points. He was centering the third line at practice with Sonny Milano and Aliaksei Protas. Hot take, if Protas struggles I could see Matthew Phillips sliding into that third line spot. If that happens, expect Strome’s offense to take off even more.

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Now we have just one more player left to predict and that’s Nic Dowd. We’ll have more about him in a bit. Crazy now there’s one left.