Zach Hyman declines the first offer from the Maple Leafs

Published June 4, 2021 at 11:13

After the tragic first-round series playoff elimination at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman refused to discuss his future with the media because he was still digesting the loss. He did said that he would "of course" prefer to stay with the Leafs "if something made sense," but that he hasn't given his contract situation much attention this season, particularly in the playoffs.

Hyman has just ended the the final year of a four-year, $9 million contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 28. Everyone expects him to get a salary raise and the Maple Leafs have reportedly made him an offer already. One that, according to what Frank Seravalli has heard, Hyman has turned down.

«I heard a rumour, I don't know how true it is, that Toronto offered Hyman $5M AAV and he said no.»

Sportsnet's Chris Johnston has reported that if Hyman tests the free agent market, rival teams «will take Hyman at close to $6M on a long term deal.»

We've all seen how important Hyman has been to Toronto's top-six forward core in recent years, able to stay up with and get Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner on the ice.

Hyman scored 15 goals and added 18 assists for a total of 33 points in 43 games with the Leafs this season.

Now the question is how much money he can make on his next contract.

Credit: HockeyFeed
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