Anaheim Ducks Sign Ryan Strome to Long-Term Contract

The Anaheim Ducks have found a center to replace some of Ryan Getzlaf's minutes as the team has inked former New York Ranger Ryan Strome to a five-year deal worth $25 million.

After the Rangers signed Vincent Trocheck, everyone knew Strome's days were numbered. Last season he posted a 54-point season and added another nine points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Rangers made it to the Eastern Conference Final.

Strome is a solid center who can play on the team's first power-play and his offensive instincts and smarts should mix well with young star Trevor Zegras. Strome was originally a fifth overall pick of the New York Islanders and now at 29, gets to call California home for the foreseeable future. 

As per reports:

Strome's time with the Rangers saw him post his most consistent production. He averaged 0.74 points per game over four seasons with the Blue Shirts. He set career highs in assists (41) and points (59) in 2019-20 and scored a career-high 21 goals this past campaign.

The Ducks aren't done adding as they have $30.7 million in cap space to work with and several holes to fill in their lineup. 

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