New York Rangers: What to expect from Ryan Strome

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TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 06: Ryan Strome #18 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on November 6, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Ryan Strome was the fifth player selected in the 2011 entry draft.  While he has shown promise, he has never lived up the expectations that come with a player drafted so high.  After five years in the NHL, the New York Rangers know what they are getting.

The 2011 Entry Draft is not considered one of the stronger drafts of the past decade.  Here are the top ten selections:

  1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
  2. Gabriel Landeskog – (Colorado)
  3. Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida)
  4. Adam Larsson (New Jersey)
  5. Ryan Strome (Islanders)
  6. Mika Zibanejad (Ottawa)
  7. Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg)
  8. Sean Couturier (Philadelphia)
  9. Dougie Hamilton (Boston)
  10. Jonas Brodin (Minnesota)

While not considered a deep draft, all top ten picks have played at least 350 games in the NHL and it produced two Calder Trophy winners (Huberdeau and Landeskog) and one all-star (Nugent-Hopkins).  Unfortunately, Strome has to be considered the least productive of the group.

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