Multiple sources are now reporting on Zach Hyman signing with the Edmonton Oilers as if it were a done deal.
Sportset’s Elliotte Friedman said early this morning on Twitter: “And then there’s Zach Hyman. If TOR desires a draft pick, could be done today at 8 years. If not, 7 years when free agency opens. Either way, should come in around $40M.”
And Hockey Night in Canada insider Chris Johnston: “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. A seven-year contract for Hyman would be closer to $5.5M AAV.”
And St. Louis hockey insider Andy Strickland: “Can confirm the Edmonton Oilers have both 7 and 8 year contracts agreed to with Zach Hyman. EDM and TOR are working to execute a sign & trade which will pay Hyman 8 yrs. at around $5M. Salary comes in higher in middle of contract and includes some no move protection.”
And the Journal’s Jim Matheson: “I like Zach Hyman, a lot. If Leafs sign him to an eight-year deal at average cap hit of $5 mil and deal him to Oilers, he would fill much needed top 6 LW hole. He can play with stars in support role and dogged work in and around net would be huge add.”
And the Journal’s Terry Jones: “Hyman to Edmonton for Nugent-Hopkins money would make Oilers top six complete. Both McDavid and Draisaitl would have a Nuge. When the Dynamic Duo is together Nuge goes to centre with Hyman.
More to come…