(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.
Zach Hyman profile at NHL.com: https://www.nhl.com/player/zach-hyman-8475786