Zach Hyman owes his successful ice hockey career to his parents, who have continuously supported him since childhood.
His father, a hockey lover, once was the head of dozens of minor hockey teams in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
Zach idolized NHL legend Gordie Howe growing up and played the sport with his four younger brothers.
During their childhood, all of them used to fight about who would play goalie so the remaining four could play two-on-two.
Later, they all went on to play AAA Hockey, the highest caliber of minor hockey in Canada.
Parents Of Zach Hyman: Stuart & Vicky Hyman
Zach Hyman was born to Vicky and Stuart Hyman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 9, 1992.
His father, Stuart Hyman, is the chairman and governor of the Markham Royals.
Additionally, he is also the chairman of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
Stuart has spent millions of dollars on sporting acquisitions since the late 1990s.
At one point, he owned around 90 competitive kids’ hockey teams.
Unfortunately, the information regarding the details of his mother is currently unknown.
Regarding the personal life of Zach Hyman, he is married to Alannah Mozes and has two lovely sons.
Zach Hyman: Four Brothers
Zach grew up as the eldest child in the Hyman family. He has four brothers: Spencer, Oliver, Cooper, and Shane.
His brother, Spencer, who is 16 months apart from Zach, attended Ryerson University’s sports media program.
Spencer played ice hockey briefly with Zach at the University of Michigan.
He is currently the assistant coach and general manager of the Markham Royals, a team his father owns.
Oliver was a Western University philosophy student and played for the Hamilton Red Wings from 2011 to 2013.
His other brother, Cooper Hyman, studied health science at Western University.
The family’s youngest member, Shane (born: January 21, 2003), played hockey for Markham Royals in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
NHL Career & Contracts
Florida Panthers drafted Zach Hyman as the 123rd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry draft.
Following the draft selection by the Panthers, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 19, 2015.
The Canadian-born made his NHL debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 29, 2016.
Zach then scored his first professional goal just one week later against Buffalo Sabres.
He played a total of 345 games in six seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring 86 goals and recording 99 assists.
For the Edmonton Oilers, he has played in 155 games, scored 63 goals, and made 74 assists as of this writing.
After the trade to the Maple Leafs, he agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.8 million on June 24, 2015.
On July 5, 2017, Hyman inked a $9 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs with an average annual salary of $2.25 million.
After his contract with the Maple Leafs ended, he signed a seven-year deal worth $38.5 million with the Edmonton Oilers.
The deal promises an average annual salary of $5.5 million with a signing bonus of $6.25 million.
Zach Hyman has represented Canada at both junior and senior levels.
He played in the U20 Three Nations tournament and finished with three goals and one assist in four games.
The Oilers left winger won a silver medal for Canada East at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge.
He recorded two goals, assisted three times in five games, and was one of the tournament’s leading scorers.
Zach played in the senior national team as an alternate captain at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.
He led the team to the first position in the tournament by scoring three goals and three assists in two games.