Zach Hyman will be signed by the Oilers
Further to Friedge's report: Word is that an eight-year contract for Hyman with the #oilers would come in a shade under the $5.125M AAV on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' recent deal. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 22, 2021
A seven-year contract for Hyman would be closer to $5.5M AAV. https://t.co/LozsslxyOF
Zach Hyman will be an Oiler, maybe this afternoon. He made the only move he could to end up with a better centre than he had most of the time on the Leafs.
Hyman came to the Leafs in a trade for Gregg McKegg after Hyman had a huge points year in the NCAA. Because he did that playing with Dylan Larkin, and moved onto the Leafs after part of one season in the AHL just in time to play with Auston Matthews, he has often been written off as a man riding the coattails of better players.
In Hyman’s first full NHL season, he had a very poor shooting percentage, which has also led to the theory that he improved his shot in some mysterious way. That he was just a …
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