March 18, 2019 | 7:35pm ET
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STROME RIDING HIGH IN CHICAGO

 
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Dylan Strome, forward

 

Since coming over to Chicago in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes, Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome has flourished and started to live up to the hype that came along with him being drafted third-overall in 2015.

In 47 games with the Blackhawks so far this season, Strome has registered 14 goals and 30 assists. He picked up just three goals and three assists in 20 games with the Coyotes.

“You’re a high pick and you don’t play (much) for the first couple years, and the third year you’re getting scratched,” Strome told the Chicago Tribune. “There’s going to be a label that surrounds you. But (I) got here and it went away pretty quickly.”

Strome formed instant chemistry with Erie Otters teammate Alex DeBrincat and the two have been dominant most nights for Chicago.

With one-year left on his contract after this season, which will be the final-year of his three-year, entry-level contract, Strome is already thinking about a long, successful career with the Blackhawks.

“I want to be a Blackhawk forever,” he said. “This place is unbelievable. The rink’s crazy, it’s wild every night and a lot of fun to be around these guys, so I’m definitely looking forward to a lot more years in the future. Hopefully this is just the beginning of something that can be special here.”

Strome is not eligible to sign an extension until July 1.