The New York Rangers and forward Ryan Strome reached a two-year, $9 million contract Thursday morning prior to their arbitration hearing.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported earlier this week that requested a one-year, $5.7 million contract in his arbitration brief Tuesday, while the New York Rangers countered at $3.6 million on the same term.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, Strome will earn $4 million this upcoming season and $5 million in 2021-22 under the new deal, which carries an average annual value of $4.5 million.
Two year deal
Year 1, $4 M
Year 2, $5 M https://t.co/rmByv52rWA
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 5, 2020
Strome posted 18 goals and a career-high 59 points in 70 games this past season. He added two assists in three games during the NHL’s Return to Play.
The 27-year-old centre is coming off a two-year contract which saw him carry a cap hit of $3.1 million
Selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders in the 2011 NHL Draft, Strome was traded to the Rangers early in the 2018-19 season from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for .
He has 95 goals and 254 points in 491 career NHL games.
The Rangers are scheduled for arbitration with forward Brendan Lemieux on Friday.