Zach Hyman of the Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers Zach Hyman Gets Honest about Leaving Toronto

Published March 23, 2024 at 8:35 PM
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Since Leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Edmonton Oilers Zach Hyman has established himself as an elite player. Now, he has opened up on leaving Toronto



31-year-old Zach Hyman of the Edmonton Oilers is on the verge of his first ever 50-goal season in the NHL.

The closest he's ever come was last year with the Edmonton Oilers when he hit 36. Zach Hyman has steadily become a better player over his three years with the Edmonton Oilers, going above and beyond expectations. As for leaving the Leafs, Hyman said it was never his choice to make.

"When I was going through the process, I didn't look at any other teams beside Toronto until I knew that that door was closed & didn't have much of a choice with regards to that door."




"When I was going through the process, I didn't look at any other teams beside Toronto until I knew that that door was closed & didn't have much of a choice with regards to that door."


Zach Hyman's contract with the Edmonton Oilers, as per CapFriendly, carries a $5.5 million cap hit for seven years. He's currently in his third. At the moment, it looks like GM Ken Holland had some excellent foresight, as the deal ages like a fine win and Hyman just gets better and better.

Despite Zach Hyman's fantastic season, teammate Corey Perry recently had a harsh message about reality that he delivered to Hyman and the rest of his teammates. . Perry reminded them that everyone, no matter their name or place in the lineup, has to contribute in order for the team to have success in the playoffs. He added that egos need to the left at the door.

"That the biggest thing, right? You check your ego at the door, it doesn't matter where you play or how much you play as long as the team is winning. That's all that matters when playoffs come around"

Tonight's game between the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs should be a good test for the two teams, with both eyeing what they hope will be a long post season. If the two teams meet in the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, it couldn't happen until the Stanley Cup Final, which has potential very a really good series.
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