HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Bulldogs are pleased to announce that Matthew Strome has been named captain of the hockey club.

Strome was Hamilton’s first ever pick in the OHL Priority Selection in 2015, taken in the first round (8th overall) and is the Bulldogs current career leader in games played (235), goals (112) and points (218).

“Matt has been a big part of our leadership group from the beginning and through our OHL Championship season,” said President and General Manager Steve Staios. “His strength and character on and off the ice makes him a perfect choice as the new Bulldogs captain and he is well supported by the leadership of Isaac Nurse, Arthur Kaliyev and Eric Henderson.”

Strome was selected in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.