Breaking News: Oilers sign Zach Hyman – it’s rumoured that he’ll wear #18

Zach Hyman has signed a 7 year contract with the Edmonton Oilers after playing 6 seasons with his home-town team the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo By Michael Miller - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0)

(Edmonton, AB) – The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent forward Zach Hyman to a seven-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $5.5 million. Sources in the know say that he will wearing #18 – chai – much to the delight of all the Jewish fans.

Hyman, 29, joins the Oilers after spending six seasons as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs where he appeared in 345 games recording 185 points (86G, 99A) along with 201 PIM and a plus/minus rating of +72.

The 6’1”, 210-pound Toronto native saw action in 43 games last season and ranked fifth among Leaf forwards in goals (15) as well as points (33) with the third-highest plus/minus rating of +19. Seeing an average ice time of 19:32 per game, Hyman recorded eight multi-point games and notched at least one point in 24 of his 43 appearances.

Entering the NHL as the fifth-round, 123rd overall selection of the Florida Panthers, Hyman’s playing rights were later traded to Toronto in 2015 following his four-year stay at the University of Michigan.

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