According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Chicago Blackhawks will not bring back Dylan Strome in 2022-23. The 25-year-old’s restricted free agent status gives Chicago the option to issue a qualifying offer by July 11, but McKenzie reports Strome will head to unrestricted free agency instead.
The Blackhawks initially acquired Strome in a trade that sent Nick Schmaltz to the Arizona Coyotes during the 2018-19 season. In 225 games across parts of four seasons with Chicago, Strome recorded 154 points (60 goals, 94 assists).
After playing out the end of his entry-level contract with the Blackhawks, Strome signed a two-year, $6 million contract to remain in Chicago. But the team has now entered a full-scale rebuild, placing an emphasis on building toward the future.
Given McKenzie’s report, Chicago Blackhawks’ GM Kyle Davidson does not view Dylan Strome as part of that future.
Follow On Tap Sports Net on social media!