The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed forward Zach Hyman to a four-year, $9 million extension on Wednesday.
The deal pays Hyman $2 million this season and next, and $2.5 million in 2019-20 and 2020-21. The cap hit over the life of the contract will be $2.25 million
Hyman collected 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 82 regular season games before adding four points (one goal, three assists) in six playoff games with the Maple Leafs this past season. He also led all NHL forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:47) while establishing a Maple Leafs record for shorthanded goals scored by a rookie (four). In 98 career regular season NHL games, Hyman has 14 goals and 20 assists.
Before joining the Maple Leafs, the 25-year-old played one season (2015-16) with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies and four seasons with the University of Michigan.
Hyman was acquired by Toronto in a trade with the Florida Panthers on June 19, 2015. He was originally selected by Florida in the fifth round (123rd overall) in the 2010 draft.