Otters’ Strome joins 300-point club

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Erie Otters captain Dylan Strome joined Brad Boyes (1998-2002) as just the second player in Erie Otters history to record 300 career points with the club on Friday.

The Arizona Coyotes prospect had a goal and an assist in an 8-0 blanking of the visiting Ottawa 67’s, reaching the 300-point milestone (99-201–300) in his 193rd career regular season game.

Strome’s path to 300 has been very successful, one that included an Eddie Powers Trophy as the OHL’s leading scorer in 2014-15 when he amassed 45 goals, 84 assists and 129 points to tie Moncton’s Conor Garland for the CHL scoring crown.

The Mississauga, Ont. native continued his success as an 18-year-old in 2015-16, recording 111 points (37-74–111) over 56 games, a season that also included international duty as he represented Canada at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Helsinki, Finland.

Since being returned from a seven game stint with the Arizona Coyotes to start the season, Strome has earned a World Junior silver medal in his second tour of duty with Team Canada and has recorded 21 points (7-14–21) over his first nine games of the 2016-17 campaign.

Strome joins recent OHL stars in Mitch Marner (London Knights, 2016), Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals/Kingston Frontenacs, 2016), Max Domi (London Knights, 2015), Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s, 2012) and Andrew Agozzino (Niagara IceDogs, 2012) in reaching the 300-point mark.

With one milestone reached, Strome is quickly closing in on another as he enters Saturday’s matchup against the Flint Firebirds nine points back of Boyes for the Otters’ franchise points record of 309.

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