Strome has played in just seven games for the Coyotes, recording one assist, which came in his debut.
“Dylan has made exceptional progress and continues to make strides to being an elite centre in this league,” said Coyotes general manager John Chayka in a press release. “At this point in time we felt it was best for his development to get him back playing in junior, but his future in the NHL is very bright.”
The 19-year-old is eligible to play for Canada’s world junior team at this winter’s tournament and should slot in as the No. 1 centre.
On an Erie Otters team that featured Connor McDavid two seasons ago, Strome won the OHL scoring title with 129 points in 68 games. He added 111 more points (37 goals, 74 assists) in 56 contests last season. He’ll step into a lineup that already boasts the OHL’s two leading scorers in Taylor Raddysh and Alex DeBrincat. The Otters are currently ranked No. 2 in the CHL.