Zach Hyman and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins celebrating after a goal.
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Oilers signed one of the best contracts in franchise history

Published January 7, 2024 at 3:27 PM
BY RYAN
     
When general manager Ken Holland signed former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman to a seven-year $38.5 million contract in 2021, many fans and pundits across the NHL felt this contract was an overpayment for a player who never cracked 50 points during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was even mentioned on one of the Leafs sites that it was by far the worst contract signed in NHL history.


It's clear in very short order, that Hyman has turned out to be one of the best signings that Holland's done especially now with his point production reaching levels unseen by the winger.



Over his past five games, Hyman has been on a heater. He has scored six goals, with three assists for nine points and is a + 7. His seasonal numbers are even better he has played 35 games, scored 25 goals with 15 assists for 40 points and is a + 13.

These kinds of numbers along with the play that he's bringing to the Oilers is helping the team restore themselves back into the playoff picture. Winners of their last seven in a row, A lighten schedule in January and players buying into the new coaching staff system for the past couple of months.

The team has erased their terrible start and continue their rise as they push themselves and stack the points as they will be needed down the stretch.
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January 7   |   511 answers
Oilers signed one of the best contracts in franchise history

Do you think Zach Hyman's deal is one of the best for the Oilers?

Yes- His production continues to soar46691.2 %
No - I never liked it458.8 %
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