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Capitals sign Strome to 5-year, $25M extension

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The Washington Capitals announced Friday that they signed center Dylan Strome to a five-year contract extension worth $5 million per season.

Strome was scheduled for restricted free agency this offseason. His current deal carries a $3.5-million cap hit.

"Dylan is an intelligent and skilled center and has been a great addition to our organization," said general manager Brian MacLellan. "We are pleased to sign him to a long-term contract. We feel his skill set is a great fit for our team as he enters the prime years of his career at an important position."

Strome joined Washington on a one-year deal last summer after the Chicago Blackhawks opted against extending him a qualifying offer.

The 25-year-old has been productive in his first year in D.C., registering 11 goals and 25 assists while averaging 16:42 per contest.

Strome was drafted third overall by the Arizona Coyotes in 2015 behind stars Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel and was traded to Chicago during the 2018-19 campaign. He has collected 206 points in 325 career games.

With Strome signed, Washington's remaining restricted free agents for next season are defensemen Alexander Alexeyev and Martin Fehervary. While the RFAs are largely under control, the Capitals potentially face major roster turnover for 2023-24 as they currently roster 13 pending UFAs with an estimated $19.7 million in cap space, according to CapFriendly.

Capitals sign Strome to 5-year, $25M extension
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