Anaheim Ducks acquire Ryan Strome for £25million five-year commitment

Ryan Strome has been rewarded for his fine season with the New York Rangers with a bumper $25million payday from the Anaheim Ducks.

Strome scored 21 goals and added a further 33 assists for 54 points in 74 games for the Rangers last season before playing a big role in their post-season run to the Eastern Conference final too.

That inflated his value at the perfect time for him, and Strome has now landed in Anaheim for the next five years for $5million a season.

“Strome is a very high IQ player, he’s a leader and a culture builder,” said Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek said. “Has strong intangibles that will help support and teach the young players on the team.”

At 29-years-old, a five year deal looks like it could be a risk for the Anaheim Ducks, but they have done a good job of protecting their young talent and clear feel they can afford to bet on Strome to help them compete now.

Ryan Strome will also get a small pay-rise plus term from the Ducks.

He was originally drafter fifth overall by the New York Islanders in 2011 before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Jordan Eberle six years later. In 2018, he sent back east to the Rangers.

Strome has played a total of 621 NHL games for 357 points.

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