Zach Hyman

by Jason Banks on April 2, 2016
Zach Hyman - Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com

 

Zach Hyman, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 194

Born: 1992-06-09

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Drafted: 2010 by the Florida Panthers, 123rd Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2016 – After an excellent recall period in which he posted six points in 16 games, Hyman has acquitted himself very well with Leaf coach, Mike Babcock and may have aligned himself with a NHL job next fall. Hyman skated very strongly amongst the top end pros and showed a drive and work ethic that was beyond his experience. His four goals were mostly due to his big body presences in the slot area and is an asset that the organization is rather low on. Babcock discussed the fact that he was an excellent talent that is “Here to stay…” This would lead you to believe that Babcock will expect a strong 2016 training camp to have him play as a regular on a mid-line for the Leafs. He has been re-assigned to the AHL to prep for the Marlies’ attempted championship run and more importantly allow the organization to sample other prospects. The outlook is very good that he will be a successful NHLer with above average offensive stats within a couple seasons. Jason Banks

 

February 2016 – Hyman has transitioned very strongly to pro for the Marlies in the AHL. His 28 points rank in the top-20 amongst rookies in the league and his positive-24 rating is second amongst all forwards in the AHL. The rating number is more a case of the quality of his team than he himself, but from first hand viewings he is a rather responsible player that can be utilized in all situations. He doesn’t have an overly quick step, but is hard to contain going North-South and competes very well in puck battles. He will expand upon his role next season as a few prospects should move up, likely aligning him on a top unit next season with more power-play time. Jason Banks

 

June 2015 – The Florida Panthers flipped NCAA high-scoring forward Zach Hyman to the Florida Panthers for minor leaguer Greg McKegg. Despite posting outstanding senior numbers with Michigan, Hyman was unlikely to be signed by the Panthers so arriving in Toronto gives him a breath of potential new opportunity. Brendan Ross

 

March 2015 – Hyman has exploded offensively in his senior season with the University of Michigan.  After posting 17 points as his previous high, this season Hyman has put up 19 goals and 30 assists for 49 total points in just 34 games.  The 23-year-old, originally drafted in 2010, appears to be a late bloomer that could pan out to be quite the find for the Panthers.  The dynamic young player will likely find himself in the AHL next season for a chance to develop his game at the professional level. Lee Rayson

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

Hyman has all the tools to translate into an effective scoring NHL player. He should countinue trending upward as he gains AHL experiance and be a possible regular in the 2017-18 season.

 

Footage:

 

Hyman's 1st NHL goal:

 

 

Net front presence goal:

 

 

Slight tip in:

 

 

Great hand eye deflection over Matt O'Connor

 

 

Raw footage of Wolverines Zach Hyman:

 

 

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