I know how it is, Mr. Strome. Every summer I was told to put on 10 or 15 pounds. It’s hard work, and frankly, it makes being a skill guy more difficult for awhile. Being bulky is something that takes some getting used to.

Strome is coping marvelously though – he’s leading the OHL in scoring by nine points, despite his recent weight gain which, according to Hockey Canada, has him up a thousand pounds or so.

Best of luck to him in shedding that weight.

(Stick-tap to @BrodieThiessen)