Forward Zach Hyman signs a monster contract with the Oilers!

Published July 28, 2021 at 11:52

Former Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman is no longer available on the market. He signed a seven-year, $38.5 million contract ($5.5 million per year) with the Edmonton Oilers.

Hyman will be a strong backup to the two-headed monster that is Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who is already used to playing alongside great players like Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. In addition to being a hard worker, Hyman is also capable of putting up big numbers as we can see his 15 goals and 33 points in 43 games during the 2020-21 season.

In addition, Hyman will be reunited with one of his former Maple Leafs teammate as defenseman Tyson Barrie, who spent last season with the Oilers, has also agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that will pay him $4.5 million annually.

Barrie was the NHL most productive defenseman last year, recording 48 points, including eight goals, in 56 regular season games. The 30-year-old formed an amazing blue line duo with Darnell Nurse last season and was the Oilers' power play master.

His signing removes one more option for Marc Bergevin to replace captain Shea Weber, whose career could be in jeopardy.
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