Maple Leafs Acquire Rights to Zach Hyman


Zach Hyman, drafted in the fifth round by the Florida Panthers, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

(June 25, 2010 – Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America)

Andy Strickland of CBS Sports reported Friday afternoon the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to former Florida Panther Zach Hyman and a conditional 7th round pick. In return, the Panthers are receiving forward Greg McKegg.

Zach Hyman decided not to sign with the Florida Panthers earlier this spring. The Leafs have received his rights; however, the team will still need to sign him by the August 15th deadline.

The Leafs could be getting a very good player in Hyman. Hyman led Michigan in scoring this past season and looks to do the same next year. He is a very good skater that moves well in the defensive and offensive zone.

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Hyman will join a decent group of right wing prospects in Connor Brown, who had an outstanding rookie year with the Marlies, and Andreas Johnson, who the Leafs just recently signed to an entry-level deal.

After this acquisition and the possible reported signing of KHLer Nikita Zaitsev, it may be safe to say the Toronto Maple Leafs have had an excellent offseason.

The Zaitsev signing has not been done yet, but the Leafs, Flyers and Sabres have reported interest. Zaitsev has also been rumored to be in Toronto with Brendan Shanahan.

Zach Hyman is a former 5th round pick of the 2010 draft, McKegg is 3rd round pick. Both are 23.

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