Report: Hyman expected to sign with Oilers
Hyman's new deal is either seven or eight years in length and will pay him $5 million to $5.5 million per season, Mirtle adds.
The Maple Leafs and Oilers can still conduct a sign-and-trade, which would allow Edmonton to add an eighth year to his contract. Toronto granted Hyman permission to negotiate with other teams earlier this offseason in an effort to get back an asset for trading his rights.
The Florida Panthers drafted Hyman in 2010, but he's played all his NHL games with the Leafs dating back to 2015. He's been a staple in Toronto's top six in recent years and had a career-best 0.77 points per game in 2021.
The 29-year-old has spent the majority of his ice time in recent seasons alongside Auston Matthews or John Tavares and should remain an effective producer on the wing of Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl in Edmonton.