Read: Niagara IceDogs Coach On Ryan Strome

The St. Catharine’s Standard, the hometown paper of the Niagara IceDogs, had a feature today on Ryan Strome. In it, Strome’s coach Marty Williamson calls him the best IceDog player of all, over the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Alex Pietrangelo and others:

“I don’t disagree,” Williamson said when asked if he thought Strome should be put at the top of the list. “He has such an all-around game. He’s such a play maker and such a goal scorer. He seems to want to be on the ice for every shift at the end of the game. He doesn’t get tired. He makes plays under duress and that’s what elite guys do.”

“He really is a special player,” Williamson added. “One of the biggest compliments is what he does for his teammates. He has that ability to take a team on his back and make everybody better on the ice.”

In his career, Strome has 281 points and 100 goals for the IceDogs, with 34 goals and 94 points in 53 games this season. Strome, 19, was ineligible to play for the Sound Tigers this year due to the CHL-NHL Transfer Agreement. Next year, he could be in Bridgeport and challenge for a spot on the Island as well.