The Toronto Maple Leaf players are going to have a lot to celebrate this summer when they get a chance to compete for the NHL’s goalies job.
After spending all season trying to prove that they belong in the crease, Toronto is poised to get some serious competition this summer.
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Zach Hymen will be vying with some of the best goaltenders in the NHL.
The 25-year-old Hymen, who played for the Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings during his rookie season in 2015-16, was named the NHL Draft’s Most Outstanding Prospect on Wednesday.
Hymens draft pedigree is one that should give NHL fans pause.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound goalie from Toronto, Ontario, spent three seasons with the Hurricanes and one season with the Red Wings after signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Wings in 2014.
Hymen had a .914 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average in 63 games in his rookie year, though he posted a career-best .933 save percentage in 61 games with Carolina.
Hyman also played in all 82 games for the Hurricanes in 2015 and had a 2-0-0 record with a .916 save percentage, a 1.73 goals-to-game average and a .901 save percentage rating in 14 games with the Leafs.
The Maple Leafs selected Hymen in the third round (No. 154 overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
He has made 38 appearances (31 starts) for Toronto this season.