Report: Oilers and Hyman agree to long-term dealJuly 22, 2021 | 06:16 AM
The Edmonton Oilers and Zach Hyman have reportedly agreed to terms on both seven and eight-year contracts.
Analysis: Hyman will reportedly come with a cap hit around $5 million. The Oilers are now attempting to arrange with a sign-and-trade agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The only way the deal can be eight years in length is if Hyman signs with Toronto and then is traded to Edmonton. If Hyman and the Oilers simply wait until the start of the UFA period, then the Oilers can sign Hyman directly, but only for seven years. Given that Hyman is 29-years-old and has sustained a decent number of injuries, signing him to a long-term contract is a significant risk. That said, he could be a great fit on a line with Connor McDavid next season.