#4 Ryan Strome
Born: Mississauga, Ontario
Position: Centre, Right Wing
Expiring Contract: $4.5 million AAV
With the New York Rangers signing Adam Fox and Mika Zibanejad to big extensions for next season, re-signing Ryan Strome still isn’t impossible but very unlikely.
He’s proven to be a consistent producer with the Rangers and would earn a raise on the open market. Based on his age, skill and expiring contract, my guess is that Ryan Strome goes to the highest bidder if the Rangers can’t re-sign him.
There would have to be some big changes to the Toronto Maple Leafs current roster for them to accommodate Ryan Strome at full value, so seeing him in a Leafs jersey next season seems like an unlikely scenario. If he were on the Leafs, he’d fit somewhere in their middle six.