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According to Zach Hyman, he left Toronto for reasons other than money


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Sam Jones
June 7, 2024  (4:18 PM)
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According to Zach Hyman, he left Toronto for reasons other than money
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When Zach Hyman left his hometown of Toronto to join the Edmonton Oilers, little did he know it would become the defining chapter of his career.

Hyman's transition to Edmonton not only marks a significant personal milestone but also underscores his pivotal role in the Oilers' pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
During the first day of Stanley Cup Final media availability, Hyman reflected on his move from Toronto, calling it "the best decision of [his] life." His journey to Edmonton wasn't spurred by contract squabbles or salary negotiations, contrary to what some might speculate. Instead, Hyman had set his sights on Edmonton long before the opportunity arose.
"It's easy when it's not your decision. It was an easy decision for me. When we closed the book on Toronto, I've said it multiple times - Edmonton immediately was the place that I had my eye on. It was the best decision I've ever made," Hyman expressed.
»It's easy when it's not your decision. It was an easy decision for me. When we closed the book on Toronto, I've said it multiple times - Edmonton immediately was the place that I had my eye on. It was the best decision I've ever made.»
- Zach Hyman
Hyman believed that Edmonton offered him the best chance at lifting the Stanley Cup, a belief that seems increasingly prophetic as he leads the Oilers in goal scoring with 14 goals on their run to the Cup Final. His dedication and work ethic have made him indispensable, particularly in the critical moments that define playoff hockey.
Oilers fans have embraced Hyman as a key figure in their championship aspirations, grateful for his relentless drive and performance under pressure. If Edmonton claims the Cup, Hyman's role will be viewed as a cornerstone of their success.
Zach Hyman's story is more than just a tale of a player switching teams; it's about finding a new home where potential meets opportunity, culminating in what could be the peak of his professional career.
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According to Zach Hyman, he left Toronto for reasons other than money

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