Glendale, Arizona - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have recalled center Dylan Strome from the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. The Coyotes have also assigned forward Mario Kempe to the Roadrunners.
The 20-year-old Strome has recorded 8-18-26 and 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 15 games with Tucson this season. Strome's 26 points rank second in the AHL while his 1.73 points per game average leads the league. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound center leaves Tucson on a seven-game point streak (7-9-16) with three consecutive multi-point games and leads the team in points and assists.
Strome earned the AHL Player of the Week award for the period ending on October 29th by collecting 1-6-7 and helping the Roadrunners win all three games. The rookie center has collected at least one point in 12 of 15 games and has led Tucson to have the best points percentage in the Pacific Division.
The Mississauga, ON native has tallied an assist in nine career NHL games with the Coyotes over the course of the past two seasons. Strome was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2015 Entry Draft.
The 29-year-old Kempe registered 2-2-4 and four PIM in 18 games with the Coyotes this season.