2017 NHL Entry Draft

Matthew Strome




Previous Team: Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 49

Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 203 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1999 • Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Toronto Marlboros (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Hamilton (Round 1, No. 8 Overall)
Agent: Newport Sports
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Hamilton at London)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 4, 2015 (Hamilton vs. Sault Ste. Marie)

Has Proven Bloodlines for Success in NHL
Skating Might Limit Him at the Next Level

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "For a guy who thinks the game like he does and has the scoring touch he does, he didn't make the difference he should have a lot of nights. If you don't skate well, you don't have the luxury not to initiate and not to compete every shift. When he did compete at 100 percent, his skating was not nearly as much of a factor." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Goal-scoring winger with good size. Skating has not improved, and lacked any sort of work-ethic. Spent most of his shifts coasting and looping around looking for openings. Off-the-puck work-ethic is poor." (Greg Hickman, ISS Scout)

• "His feet are poor. You don’t mind everything else, but it’s a terrible stride -- ugly to look at. Will it get better? I have no idea. He’s got good hands and smarts. From the faceoff circle in he can do things when he has the puck, but when he doesn’t have it ... forget it." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "All the Strome brothers are such smart players, but none of them are good skaters, and the youngest of the bothers ends up being the weakest of the three." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Follows up shots looking for rebounds to clean up and is very patient in tight. Waits out goalies and forces them to make first move -- never rushes a play in scoring areas. Has a quick release that handcuffs goalies." (Red Line Report)